Apprentice Nursery Practitioner – Horsforth

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Employer:
INSPIRATIONS NURSERIES AND FOREST SCHOOL LIMITED

Vacancy Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our unique setting! Do you want to work with children? Are you passionate about supporting children through their interests? Due to an expansion in the nursery and the capacity of the nursery significantly increasing we are looking for an apprentice to come and gain direct experience and a qualification.

  • Meet the requirements of the EYFS framework
  • Key person responsibility
  • Observations of children, tracking development milestones and next steps
  • Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • Give support to other personnel within the setting
  • Be flexible within working practices of the setting. Be prepared to help where needed
  • Recording accidents
  • Develop your role within the team
  • Ensure the setting provides a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • Actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring setting policies and procedures are observed at all times
Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
Employer:
INSPIRATIONS NURSERIES AND FOREST SCHOOL LIMITED
Employer Description:

Our nursery at Horsforth is based in a beautiful setting on the grounds of West End Lane Primary School. Established in 2004, in new purpose-built accommodation, the Nursery provides the highest quality childcare to children aged from 3 months to 5 years.

At Inspirations Nurseries we follow the Reggio Emilia approach. We carefully foster a culture of inquiry through art.

We believe the language of art becomes the language of learning; a tool to inspire our children. Our Atelierista, (a teacher with an arts background) works closely with the children in the atelier (art space) focusing on producing art through different mediums. In this way, the expressive and poetic languages become part of the process by which knowledge is built.

We love Forest School and being outdoors in general! Forest School is an integral part of Inspirations philosophy, it aligns well with the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and the children absolutely love it! The sense of space children get when being in the woods allows them to feel free to explore and learn.

The natural environment also gives children time and space without the usual external pressures often found in a more enclosed space. The abundant natural materials give opportunity for adventure, challenge and also allows children to extend their physical abilities, taking calculated, measured risks.

Website:
http://www.inspirationsnurseries.co.uk/
Vacancy Location:

West End Lane

Leeds

LS18 5JP

Working Week:
38 hours Mon-Fri
Weekly Wage:
148.20
Training to be provided:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will have access to our on-line study area where you will find all your assessment materials.

Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio.

  • Advanced Apprenticeship for the Early Years Workforce: Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in ICT if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are embedded in the main qualification
Vacancy type:
Apprenticeship
Expected Duration:
18 months
Skills required:
  • Please inform us of any special skills you possess. We embrace special skills such as art, music etc
Qualifications required:
  • Maths and English GCSE graded C/4 or above (or equivalent) would be an advantage
  • Level 2 Childcare qualification or relevant experience is essential for this position
Personal qualities:
  • You must be well presented and reliable
  • Successful candidates will have a lot of patience, have a caring approach and be understanding

  • You will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure Barring Service

Future Prospects:
  • Achievement of the Advanced Apprenticeship will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager/Co-ordinator, etc. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years
  • Our apprenticeship programmes have proven to be very successful. The manager of the nursery started as an apprentice and has been with us since the very beginning 14 years ago. Others have also climbed up the ladder through the setting
  • Inspirations Nurseries and Forest School has recently undertaken lots of changes to include an additional baby room, a yurt and outdoor classroom for the preschool children
  • We are in discussions with Leeds Trinity University for some research into the way children learn and develop and have been invited to share our practice with their students