This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.
You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. You will work as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.
Your daily work will have you interacting with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists.
You will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
What does the Apprenticeship cover?
The programme covers a range of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:
1. BTEC Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
2. Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English and Level 2 attempt (if required)
3. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment
4. You will need to procude a portfolio for your End Point Assessment, which is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship. It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.
Apprentices who have completed this programme will have the opportunity to progress onto the Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
Further information or to recruit an Apprentice
Please contact our Employer Hotline on 01252 407299
Or visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/apprentice
Who is the Apprenticeship for?
The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working under supervision in a child care setting. The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSEs Grade A*-D / 9-3 in Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment. This is a rolling programme.
Individuals will undergo DBS checks to ensure suitability to work with children.