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Early Years Educator Level 3

Company Name:
Highbury Primary School
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Childcare - Early Years Educator Level 3
25 Apr 2022
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Job Advert
Nursery apprentice
Highbury Primary School
£4.30 an hour, Monday-Friday, 37 hours a week. We are open 7:30am-6pm so you will work around these hours. Please note hours are term time only
This role is subject to a successful DBS check that the employer will provide

Highbury Primary School is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local community which is proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust. We want our children to leave us with kindness, high aspirations and enthusiasm for learning. For us, children must be valued as individuals, inspired and nurtured as learners. ‘The Highbury Way’ plays a vital part in ensuring that.
Our aim is to ensure that all children are happy and safe, treated as individuals and with respect, and that their talents are fostered in a ‘can do’ inclusive climate. By building and maintaining strong partnerships between everyone involved directly with the school and the wider community, we will continue to develop ‘Valued as individuals, Inspired and nurtured as learners’ for all.
Finally, we believe that Highbury Primary School is an exciting place to learn. Our staff are committed to ensuring that the children remember their nursery, infant and junior school days and that it was here that they gained the resilience, confidence and inspiration to face new challenges with a passion for learning.

You will work under the direction of the Nursery Manager to assist in providing a high standard of childcare for children aged between 6 months and 5 years within a stimulating, friendly and positive environment that is physically and emotionally secure. Children’s welfare must be of paramount importance together with the commitment to deliver the highest quality education and care.

The role
  • Be part of a childcare team with specific responsibilities relating to the children attending the Nursery.
  • Work with all staff on the day to day running of the nursery.
  • Act as a role model to staff and children.
  • Working 1:1 with children with special educational needs as required.
  • Assist with the implementation of a range of activities to ensure that the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of each child are properly met. 
  • Prepare materials and equipment at the start of each session and clearing away at the end. All toys, equipment, rooms and play areas must be kept safe and hygienic at all times and as clean and tidy as is practicable.
  • To develop and maintain good relationships with parents and provide them with positive feedback on their child’s day.
  • Supervise the children at meal times and feeding as necessary.
  • Attend to the physical needs of the children, generally fostering their development, independence and self-reliance, liaising with the children's parents/guardians at all times to help achieve this.
  • Adopt a flexible and teamwork approach to work at all times.
  • Support the Nursery in positively marketing the services.
  • Good understanding of children’s needs
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Computer literate 
  • Good spelling and mathematics skills
Personal qualities
  • Good initiative/adaptability
  • Willingness to learn
  • Reliable
  • Sociable
  • Conscientious
  • Hard working
  • Working in a childcare setting
  • Knowledge of the EYFS

GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both

Due to the demands of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills results will not be considered.
Level 2 in Childcare
Level 2 in Health and Social Care
Food Hygiene
Paediatric First Aid
What does the programme include?
  • Planning and supervising child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supporting children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observing each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meeting the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child
  • With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting
  • Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.
What attendance is required?

Attendance is required at all college sessions to ensure you meet off the job requirements (see below). Visits to the workplace will be arranged between yourself and your Apprenticeship Assessor.
It is a Government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your “Off the Job Learning” – off the job learning can consist of college attendance, coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching.

Learning and assessment

This apprenticeship is taught through a blended approach, this means you will attend sessions at the college and online, this will be one day a week. You will learn through a mix of college-based sessions, work-related activities, independent study and research. Assessment is on a continuous basis with a number of assessments in each unit. Assessments take a variety of forms, such as written reports, assignments, witness statements, observations and professional discussions. You will also be required to contact a longitudinal study which your Apprenticeship Assessor will provide more information and guidance on when you start.

Alongside the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) you will be required to develop a portfolio of work to showcase how you have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours standards. Your Apprenticeship Assessor will guide and support you through this process and arrange on-site visits to observe you demonstrating the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment. 
What qualification will be achieved?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Portsmouth College and Highbury College have merged to become the City of Portsmouth College. This apprenticeship will be registered under the Highbury College apprenticeship banner, with teaching and learning support from Portsmouth College.
Future prospects

You will have the opportunity to progress to a full time permanent position following successful completion of the apprenticeship.