Directorate: Children’s Services
Starting salary: Level 2 £11,795; Level 3 £13,322
Location: Based in Long Ashton
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Closing date: Wednesday 17 August 2022
As an Apprentice you will be completing a work-based learning programme, working towards a NVQ Level 2 or 3 in early childhood studies or equivalent. You will be trained to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their needs.
Working, with both the training provider and our nursery leaders you will be supported to develop the knowledge and skills required to complete the qualification assessment, through a range of tailored training days, coaching and mentoring and a personalised training plan.
Under the guidance of the Room Lead, you will be a Keyworker (to a small group of children), liaising closely with parents/carers to ensure needs are met and progress is made.
You will assist with the planning of the curriculum and delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage; providing safe, creative and inclusive opportunities for children to learn and progress; organising equipment, setting up and facilitating activities. You will make observations of children’s learning and development and provide learning opportunities support children to work towards their next stage in their learning.
You will be supported by the team of to plan for the individual children in your care. Using our shared understanding of how children learn to form provocations that build on children’s interests.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working in childcare, have the ability to work within a team and develop excellent relationships with parents whilst striving towards gaining their NVQ qualification.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be advised on receipt of applications
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.