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Job Title : Early Years Educator Apprentice
Employer : Lavender Hall Kindergarten
Location : Colchester, Essex, CO7 6QT
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Education and Training
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01712
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as a child care professional undertaking the new Early Years Educator L3 Standard


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades 9- 4 for an Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : An Early Years Educator knows and understands:
• The expected patterns of children’s development from birth to 5 years, and have an understanding of further development from age 5 to 7.
• The significance of attachment and how to promote it effectively.
• A range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop, and their influence on practice.
• How children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as moving school, birth of a sibling, family breakdown and adoption and care
• The importance of promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, fully reflecting cultural differences and family circumstances.
• The importance to children’s holistic development of: - speech, language and communication - personal, social and emotional development - physical development
• Systematic synthetic phonics in the teaching of reading, and a range of strategies for developing early literacy and mathematics.
• The potential effects of, and how to prepare and support children through, transitions and significant events in their lives.
• The current early education curriculum requirements such as the Early Years Foundation Stage.
• when a child is in need of additional support such as where a child’s progress is less than expected. how to assess within the current early education curriculum framework using a range of assessment techniques such as practitioners observing children through their day to day interactions and observations shared by parents and/ or carers.
• the importance of undertaking continued professional development to improve own skills and early years practice.
• the legal requirements and guidance on health and safety, security, confidentiality of information, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
• why health and well-being is important for babies and children
• how to respond to accidents, injuries and emergency situations.
• safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection, recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse, and know how to act to protect them. Types of abuse include domestic, neglect, physical, emotional and sexual.
• how to prevent and control infection through ways such as handwashing, food hygiene practices and dealing with spillages safely.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Flexible to meet demand and cover the business hours between 8am and 6pm
Salary : £ 137.60 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 31/10/2021
Possible Start Date : 08/11/2021
Personal Qualities : You will have a warm caring and sensitive nature
You will be well presented to reflect the nature of our professional role.
You will be reliable and a good time keeper
You will be passionate about beginning a career in education
Skills Required : You will have a minimum of GCSE grade 3 in Maths and English.
You will understand the importance of having excellent communications skills
Future Prospects : For the right candidate who proves to be reliable, enthusiastic, with the diligence to learn and successfully complete their apprenticeship the prospects of a full time role are excellent.
Training to be Provided : Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their chosen occupation.
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