Job Title: Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3 at Clapton Park Children Centre

Childcare Apprenticeship Level 3 at Clapton Park Children Centre image

Weekly Wage: £421.97

Location: South East

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship

Nursery: Hackney

Address: Clapton Park Children Centre, 161 Daubeney Rd, Clapton, London E5 0EP

Hours per week: 36

Working times: Monday to Friday - Hours may vary

Apprenticeship Type: Full Time

Expected Duration: 18 months

Application Post Date: 01st August 2019

Application End Date: 16th August 2019

Apprenticeship Potential Start Date:

September 2019

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Apprenticeship Summary

This vacancy, provided by the Hackney Learning Trust, will involve working as a member of the early years team to support and assist early years professionals with the physical, emotional and educational needs of the children, as well as completing your level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship qualification. The Nursery Education Officer works under a Forest School and room Leader to support the planning of activities to encourage play and sensory stimulation. 

The apprenticeship will provide the opportunity to develop skills in outdoor learning and shadow a qualified Forest School Lead 2 days a week in an outdoor nursery setting. If you’re successful, you will spend at least one day per week working towards your qualification or taking part in training and development activities.  

You will spend at least 18 months in a supporting role within one of the Hackney Learning Trust’s services. You will work with staff from across the council and you could work with Hackney’s residents and external organisations. 

Please note, to be eligible for this position, you must be either a Hackney resident, have attended and left a Hackney school/college or have received support from the Hackney leaving care services.

Please find below some of your duties and expectations as an apprentice:

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of all children
  • Actively work towards the apprenticeship frameworks provided by BB Training with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive in developing own skills within the workplace
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional development
  • Communicate with your line manager regarding the activities and progress within the room.

Requirements and Prospects

All applicants must fall under one of the following criteria:

  • A current Hackney resident
  • Attended and have left a Hackney school or college within the last 5 years
  • Have received support from Hackney leaving care services.

Desired qualifications:

  • No entry qualification required.

Necessary skills and knowledge:

  • Carry out your duties in line with Hackney Learning Trust’s policy on Equality and Diversity and be sensitive and caring to the needs of others, promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working environment
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young and vulnerable people that you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Ability to work as part of the team but also to work on own initiative
  • Ability to safely lift and move items of equipment with aids and adaptations if necessary
  • Ability to work with confidential information and to work with both children and adults in a non- discriminatory manner.

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • Completed NVQ Level 2 in Early Years Education and Childcare
  • Experience of working with young children and parents, childcare or play related work with children under 4 years
  • Understanding of child development and the importance of informal learning through play
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence.

Future prospects:

  • Develop into more senior roles within a nursery.

Things to consider:

  • An enhanced DBS check is required in the role
  • Due to the nature of the role, you may be occasionally asked to work outside of your normal hours.

Apprenticeship includes:

  • Formal Training Programme leading to an Early Years Level 3 qualification
  • Regular on the Job Training
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Forest School Training (if needed).

When you have completed your Early Year Educator, you should have the following knowledge, skills and behaviours:

Knowledge - You will have a good understanding of:

  • The Hackney Learning Trust, its values, priorities, and the services it provides
  • Hackney’s diverse range of customers; and the barriers and challenges facing some of our residents
  • How your own work contributes to organisational success and the Council’s wider goals.

Skills - You’ll have a good understanding of:

  • Children’s Early Years Education and Development
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings
  • Planning and Providing Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings
  • Promoting the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years Settings
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Supporting Children’s Outdoor Play
  • How to Work With Children in Home-Based Care
  • Coordinating Special Educational Needs Provision.

Behaviours - You’ll have a good understanding of:

  • A ‘professional’ attitude (know how to behave appropriately in a work environment)
  • Respect for the varied experiences of others, and work well as part of a team
  • Respect for the privacy of our service users and know how to keep information confidential and safe
  • Flexibility – you’ll adapt well to changing priorities and demands
  • Ambition- you’ll take responsibility for your own learning and development, and career advancement.

Complete your application using the form below. If you need additional assistance please contact our intake Team on 01543 711153 or email

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