Early Years Apprentice Practitioner – St Helens

Type: Apprentice
Region: South East

At Portico you will find the care and support for every child is second to none and the friendly environment created is one of trust, respect and honesty. As an early years apprentice you will be supporting the nursery team with all tasks in the nursery, following the EYFS curriculum. Fantastic benefits including uniform provided, pension and reward schemes.

Portico Day Nurseries are an awarding winning nursery group, offering all inclusive childcare facilities that cater for all age groups from babies and toddlers, through to preschool.

They are currently looking for a level 2 apprentice to join the established team, working between 30-40 hours a week.

Duties in your role will include;

  • To be aware of, and follow nursery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery, in conjunction with the senior in your room using the early years foundation stage curriculum.
  • Prepare the childrens records in your group and institute reviews for parents, in conjunction with the senior.
  • Work alongside parents of special needs children to achieve full integration within the Nursery.
  • To be aware of whom the Safeguarding Children officer is within the setting and have an understanding of the procedures to follow regarding the safeguarding children in our care.
  • Foresee the needs of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • Liaise with the Local Authority and other professionals associated with the Day Nursery.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings outside working hours.
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment. Cleaning of toilet and kitchen area each evening on a rota basis with colleagues.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.

BenefitsIf you are successful, you can enjoy;

o Uniform provided

o Refreshments in your private staff room

o Staff kitchen

o Full paediatric first aid training

o Full safeguarding support and regular supervision

o Full support with SEND from our company SENDCO

o Pension contributions

o Career progression opportunities and paid study time for degree students

o CPD opportunities via our in house training and external conferences and workshops.

o NDNA membership

o Staff recognition – company awards evening celebration, staff member of the term, 100%

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