Early Years Apprentice Imperial Wharf

Type: Apprentice

At Kido we’re looking for a Qualified Nursery Educator to join the team in our new Imperial Wharf nursery, due to open in September 2024!

We are international in India, USA and the UK, running 14 Ofsted-rated Good and Outstanding nurseries in and around London. We blend the best practices from the Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf Steiner approaches. This magical fusion, combined with state-of-the-art learning spaces and 21st-century technology, brings a whole new level of wonder to early years education at Kido.

Imperial Wharf will be our newest nursery opening in September 2024! It is a purpose-built brand new nursery on the lower ground floor of an apartment building. Close to the River Thames there are also three big green spaces within a 10-minute walk as well as a garden space within the nursery.

Kido Imperial Wharf is located close to Imperial Wharf underground and overground station and around the corner from Golders Hill park and its petting zoo. The address is: St Michaels Centre, Townmead Road, London SW6 2SR

Why choose Kido?

The Apprentice role offers a salary of £21,715 and is a full time, 40 hours per week position. There may be a possibility that we can offer you the role with fewer hours per week, down to 30 hours minimum if this is preferred.Take the chance to build a remarkable career in a fast-growing international company. By joining Kido you will get:

A pay increase once you achieve Level 2 competency sign off bringing your salary up to a minimum of £23,796

20 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising year on year to 30 days after 5 years service

Your birthday off

70% off childcare at Kido*

£500 refer a friend bonus

Enhanced sick pay

Annual performance-related pay increases

Brilliant career progression opportunities

Company awards, celebrations and team social events

Access to a healthcare cash plan

Early access to pay through the Hastee app

Perkbox discounts and savings on thousands of retailers

Your wellbeing matters – we provide not just a confidential employee assistance programme but access to our wellness hub

Cycle to work scheme

The role of Early Years Apprentice…

Welcome to the heart of Kido, where passion, ambition, and people are at the core of everything we do! As an Apprentice you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience within the nursery while working towards a sought-after early years qualification. Our Level 2 course offers an enriching 18-month experience, while the Level 3 course takes approximately 2 years. The apprenticeship is designed to be work-based, with dedicated time allocated for coursework completion. This will amount to 6 hours a week of “off the job” training.

As an Early Years Apprentice your primary focus will be supporting the team in providing a safe and inspiring learning environment where every child thrives. You’ll be a team player with a positive can-do attitude, collaborating with the team to deliver engaging activities that align with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) standards for child learning and development. An ability to effectively communicate with parents, children and colleagues will set you apart and aid us in delivering the best experience possible.

You’ll have safeguarding at the forefront of your mind, ensuring any concerns are raised and acted upon immediately. With a hands-on approach and with great attention to detail, you’ll deliver exceptional experiences throughout the children’s learning journeys within our nursery. You’ll also get involved with mealtimes, ensuring all dietary requirements are met, and any other reasonable tasks to ensure the smooth running of the nursery environment.

We take pride in creating a nurturing environment that caters to individual needs, acknowledging the diversity of each child’s background, culture, disabilities, and medical history. Your flexibility and dedication, insights and feedback will be valued as we constantly push the boundaries of excellence and reimagine what exceptional early years education really means.

What we’re looking for?

If you have a genuine passion for Early Years and Childcare, are hardworking and keen to learn, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. If the skills mentioned in the job description above suit you, we invite you to apply today. You’ll also need GCSE pass or equivalent in Maths and English. If you do not have this you will need to do Functional skills study and exams for these qualifications alongside your apprenticeship. UK residency for 3 years or more is also a requirement.

What’s next?

If you’re ready to seize the opportunity to join the Kido team, apply today and we’ll be in touch. You can expect an initial phone call with our recruitment team who will take you through the next stages.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via careers@kido.school

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