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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner 10230 Pixieland Day Nurseries

Job details
Posting date: 12 June 2024
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 12 July 2024
Location: Plymouth, South West England
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Inspiro Learning
Job type: Apprenticeship
Job reference:


Programme duration 12 months plus 3 months to complete End Point Assessment
Programme name Level 2 - Early Years Practitioner
Pixieland Day Nurseries is your best choice for childcare in Plymouth and Saltash, Cornwall. Come visit one of our nurseries today —we’d love to meet you and your child.

With nearly 40 years of experience and caring staff who understand how precious your children are and how important their well-being is.

We know that children will thrive best in their learning if they feel emotionally secure, our key person system supports us in achieving this by helping to build strong relationships between children, their parents and staff.

"Pixieland Day Nurseries believe that by providing excellent education helps very young learners to become stimulated and excited by the fun of learning through play, which supports a positive life-long attitude to learning and succeeding."

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Pixieland Day Nurseries - Working at Pixieland

Job description
Duties will include:

Caring for children
Preparing and maintaining environments to meet children's needs
Supporting children's play and learning
Supporting children's development
Adhere to all safeguarding practices
Preparing snacks and help with their feeding and cleaning

20% discounted childcare
Training and Development
Referral program
company events
employee of the month program
To become an apprentice, you must:

be 16 or over
not already be in full-time education
As an Apprentice you will be completing a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard with Inspiro Learning.

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
learn and train for a specific job
get paid and receive holiday leave
get hands-on experience in a real job
study for at least 20% of your working hours
complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
be on a career path with lots of future potential
What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

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Future Prospects
Long term position for the right person upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship. Internal mentoring and training offered.
Skills required
• Good Communication
• Ability to use computer
• Adaptable
• The ability to work as part of a team
• Must be able to follow instructions from the room leader
Qualifications required
Desirable but not essential as functional skills can be completed alongside the apprenticeship
Personal qualities
• Polite
• Patient Punctual
• Diligent
• Trustworthy
• Reliable
• Confidentiality essential
Things to consider
As an Apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English.

Once you have completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Inspiro Regional trainer confirm you have met all the requirements of the standard you will be put through to the End Point Assessment. The End Point Assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of apprentices to ensure you are fully competent in your role.

As an Apprentice you will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.

This vacancy may close early. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.
Application instructions
Our nursery is committed to safer recruitment so a Disclosure Barring Service check is required to be undertaken. If you would like to join our valued team, please apply with your CV.