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Early Years Practitioner, Howgill Family Centre, £5.28 an hour

Whitehaven, Cumbria

Added 11 months ago

About Howgill Family Centre

Howgill’s Mission: We work to improve the lives of children, families, and their communities in North Copeland.
We provide distinctive services to children and families, based on trusting relationships. Our services are accessible, and care is taken to include the most disadvantaged. We specialise in providing early help and emphasize prevention. We develop innovative approaches to family support.
Our approach is collaborative. Families are at the centre of what we do, and we have high expectations of the adults in the relationship. There is a recognition that people with whom we work have responsibilities too – to act safely and responsibly. We work in constructive partnerships with a very wide range of organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Our aim is to foster greater independence and resilience. We believe people can address the issues they face – recognising that they need support in the forms of information, skills, and confidence to enable them to do so. We will enable people, when they are ready, to move beyond the point where our support is required. We encourage former service users to become volunteers, sponsors and patrons.
We provide support for Children and Families throughout West Cumbria so that every child might have equality of opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our ethos is that of ensuring children receive a high-quality and fun filled education in a welcoming and friendly environment, enabling them and their families to grow in learning and confidence.

About the role

We are very excited to be able to offer this unique and varied role working as an Early Years apprentice for Howgill Family Centre. We are looking for candidates who have a strong work ethic, lots of energy and a strong desire to work with young children and their families to support the holistic development of the child.
You will need to have excellent communication to build positive relationships with the children, families and staff, be flexible and keen to develop your own skills and knowledge.
We currently have vacancies available in Cleator Moor and Whitehaven that can be reached easily via public transport, the roll is all year round with paid holiday entitlement. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a very successful team and make a positive impact on children's lives within our local community.

General duties to include

  • Daily duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • To foster an environment where children's social and emotional development will flourish
  • To assist with the planning, organisation and maintain a learning environment appropriate to the developmental needs and interests of children
  • To work as part of a team of providers of early years education and development sharing responsibilities where necessary.
  • To encourage children to be independent in personal skills in feeding, changing and toileting supporting them where necessary
  • To be responsible by agreement for particular indoor and outdoor learning areas and activities, and to plan, prepare and display appropriate materials.
Your future career with us

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to move on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator and future employment.

Training & Qualification Details

This Level 2 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –14 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will either be via ZOOM or in person depending on your location) and participate in online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the program. System People have fantastic pass rates and won the “BEST Training Provider Award” at the Golden Apples in 2019 and have been awarded a “Good” rating by Ofsted 2021.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent) in Maths and English by the end of this program. Therefore, if you do not already hold a grade 4/C in these subjects, you will be required to carry out a short Maths and English Assessment to see if we are able to offer you Functional Skills support to reach a Level 2 (grade C/4 equivalent).

This vacancy has now been filled