National Minimum Wage for Apprentices per week Richmond
You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” in a well-established Farm School with an experienced staff team. The outdoor approach is perfect in the current climate as staff and apprentices can give the children plenty of safe space for exploring and enable independence and active learning. You will be given the opportunity to gain and develop new skills and experiences, whilst working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for the Early Years Educator.
Duties will include:
To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring organisation policies and procedures are observed at all times.
We are a 21 place Farm School Nursery that offers childcare from birth to 15 years. We believe that a child’s happiness is the foundation upon which learning is built. Our highly qualified staff nurture every child’s self-esteem and self-confidence to ensure they embrace the opportunities on offer. Also, staff take their lead from the children.
They listen carefully and gently guide children in directions that will further their learning and development and inspire curiosity and wonderment. All of our children share the same learning space and outdoor environment. This enables them to access the wide range of learning opportunities that socialising with a broad range of ages offers.
At our farm school nursery children are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the farming landscape that surrounds them every day. Through their interactions with the surrounding countryside, children learn about how their food is produced, how to care for animals and the opportunities for physical development and being outdoors are endless.
We are passionate about children being outdoors and being exposed to the natural world at every opportunity; learning about the changing seasons, the farming calendar and the animals that inhabit the land around us from large cows to tiny ladybirds. We can see first-hand how these experiences enable children’s confidence to grow, assist in cognitive and physical development and alongside this improve their health and well-being.
Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working hours will be dedicated to ‘off the job training’. You will be allocated a Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator (TLC) and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your study materials. Your TLC will provide you with personal tutorial support and on-programme assessment at pre-arranged times.
End-Point Assessment (EPA) by an independent assessment organisation and comprises of two activities – knowledge test and portfolio-based professional discussion.
You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Behaviours).
You must complete the following approved qualifications mandated in the standard:
FW Solutions Ltd is an independent provider of high quality education and training solutions, providing development for both learners and employers. We commit to offer superior training by ensuring we take into account each learner’s needs and learning style. All training will be delivered by highly qualified, specialist tutors and we provide our learners with straightforward, web-based resources to make learning flexible and enjoyable.
01423 536 672
Windsor House, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, HG1 2PW
Ability to work as part of a team. You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents and colleagues.
GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English would be an advantage.
Level 2 Childcare qualification (or equivalent) is essential.
You must be well presented and reliable. A love of the outdoors is an advantage as we are outside in all weathers!
Achievement of the Advanced Apprenticeship will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the wider childcare sector, e.g. Room Leader, Nursery Supervisor or Nursery Manager.
There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Levels 4 and 5 Foundation Degrees in Early Years.
A hardworking and enthusiastic Apprentice Nursery Practitioner is required at a children’s day nursery in North Yorkshire with an exciting outdoor approach and Farm School ethos. This is an excellent opportunity for any individual wishing to progress their career in Childcare.