APPRENTICE EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER
Required from 6th January 2021
37 hours / week – full time 8:30am until 3:30pm with 30 minutes for lunch
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Apprentice to undertake a Level 2 childcare qualification and join our excellent staff team. The successful candidate will support practitioners in the daily care and education of children aged 2 to 4 years. On completion of the 2-year apprenticeship this qualification will enable you to gain employment as a qualified early year’s practitioner.
As an apprentice you will be encouraged to work as part of the nursery team to gain as much practical experience as possible throughout the duration of your course. All units throughout your qualification will be internally assessed whilst you are working in the Nursery. It is essential that you have a true interest in child development and are prepared to work on your own initiative as well as when part of a team.
Desired skills and personal qualities:
- Enjoy working with young children from a range of different backgrounds
- Be fully supportive of the inclusive ethos of the school
- Be willing to learn
- Be a positive role model in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
- Enjoy working with others as part of a team
- Have good communication skills – spoken and written
- Be able to follow safeguarding and child protection procedures including the ability to handle confidential information
- Understand and commit to the equal opportunities policy
GCSE English and Mathematics Grade A-C or equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills or a willingness to study to achieve this.
Rate of Pay:
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.15 an hour.
This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices will be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over AFTER completing their first year. The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £8.20 an hour for 21-24 year olds and £8.72 for anyone aged 25 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that is part of their apprenticeship.
If you are someone who puts children at the heart of learning, encourages innovation, is nurturing and sees challenges as opportunities then please contact Michele Daniels, Office Manager on (0117)-9031447 to arrange a telephone call to the school. Pre-booked telephone calls to the school prior to application are encouraged. The following dates and times are available: -
Thursday 5th November between 9:30am and 11am; Tuesday 10th November between 1:45pm and 2:45pm or Friday 13th November between 9:15am and 10:15am.
To apply, please complete the Bristol City Council application form. Please use the further information section to explain, how your skills, knowledge and previous experience, whether paid or unpaid, are relevant to this post, as well as demonstrating which of the qualities and skills we are looking for you possess. When short listing the panel will be interested in understanding, from your application form, what you know about child development and the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and why you want to undertake an apprenticeship at Shirehampton Primary School.
Shirehampton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references which are gathered
Closing date: Tuesday 17th November 2020 (noon)
Interviews: Monday 23rd November 2020
Shirehampton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.
The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references which are gathered prior to the selection stage.