An Early Years Educator will play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings, including pre schools, reception classes, day care settings and reception classes, either on their own or supervising others.
Apprentices will be responsible for planning and supervising activities based around the needs of individual children within the setting, and supporting their learning through games and play. They will have key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure, and will observe the child, shaping the child’s learning experience to reflect their observations. They will meet the care needs of individual children, and work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents/carers or other professionals to ensure their needs are met.
Why an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn whilst you learn – you can gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in a paid job, whilst also studying a relevant qualification. Based in the workplace for a minimum of 30 hours per week, apprentices will receive support and guidance from a College Tutor and Assessor to work through their qualification. Apprentices must also have achieved Level 1 English and Maths (or equivalent) prior to completing their apprenticeship. For more information about Apprenticeships, click here.