Apprentice EYE - Stay and Play/Creche
Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
The primary role of an Early Years Educator Apprentice is to work as a member of the Early Years Team to support and assist early years professionals with the delivery of the Early Years Curriculum. This role will start work supporting the Stay and Play, helping to set up the learning environment, supporting with planning and learning about the Stay and Play framework, ORIM, Five to Thrive approach and home learning ideas and challenges. The role will involve interactions with parents, supporting parent child/infant relationships and signposting other partners in the Children’s Centre.
The Early Years Educator apprentice works under the Senior Children’s Centre officer to support the relevant professionals to plan activities to encourage play and sensory stimulation. They will be supported daily by an experienced Nursery Education Officer and the Centre Teacher. Although the post holder will work under the direction of a professional, he/she may also be required to work on his/her own after a period of induction.
You will spend at least 18 months gaining a Level 3 Childcare qualification, while receiving on the job training.
Eligibility for this apprenticeship:
You will not be eligible for the apprenticeship if you do not hold a Level 2 Childcare qualification to be eligible.
**If you hold an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or a learning difficulty assessment (LDA) this criteria may not apply and you will be assessed individually
You must also meet at least one of the additional set criteria for eligibility for our apprenticeship positions:
- You are a current resident of the London Borough of Hackney
- You are a current student at a Hackney education institution (school, college, university, PRU/alternative provision, Adult Learning provision)
- You are a former student at a Hackney secondary education institution and completed at least one GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification there
- You are a current or former recipient of Hackney leaving care services.
To access Apprenticeship training funding you must also:
- Hold a British/EEA passport or have permission from the UK government to live in the UK AND
- Have been resident in the UK or EEA for at least the last three years. If you are a resident of the EEA, you must have settled or confirmed settled status in the UK.
You must be able to evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. Please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria in the Job Description & Person Specification. You will not be eligible if you cannot provide this evidence.
We do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Please refer to the Job Description attached for more information on what is required and the role you're applying for.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 22:59, 18th June 2023
Interviews: TBC 2023
Start Date: 1st August 2023 (pending completion of pre-employment checks)
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and global majority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.