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Early Years Practitioner, Silloth Primary School, £6.40 an hour

Wigton, Cumbria

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About Silloth Primary School

Silloth Primary School is a very special place where each and every child is an important part of our school family and where children come first.

Silloth’s children are our future and as such must be nurtured, cared for and educated to the highest standards. This is what we aim to achieve. We have very high standards of behaviour too, that ensures children are given the best possible opportunity to learn in a happy, safe and calm environment.
Our pupils' happiness is at the heart of everything we do. A happy child will learn well and reach his or her true potential.

Silloth Primary School is not just about core subjects, although, of course these are a very important part of school. We are passionate about The Arts & sport and about providing children with exciting life experiences and enjoyment; it’s about friendship and personal challenges; it’s about learning about yourself and achieving more than you thought possible; it’s about relationships and commitment and it’s about fun and laughter, of which there is lots, all day long!

About the role

At Silloth Primary School, our Early Years is Unique! It is designed to meet the needs of our children, so children come first!
Our curriculum starts from getting to know our children and it is built upon good Early Years Pedagogy and practice. We are responsive to the needs and interests of children which makes learning personalised.
As we offer a play based curriculum, the candidate should be willing to learn about how learning is facilitated through play to be able to support learning and development of children.
Positive relationships and Quality interactions are essential to the success of our curriculum. We are looking for someone who is passionate about understanding how children learn and how you the adult can make a difference.
We pride ourselves on Enabling Environments that inspire children to learn and give them opportunities and experiences to succeed in developing lifelong skills. This is a team effort so the candidate will be expected to learn about the importance of this and how to contribute ideas.
We have a culture of Hygge in our Early Years-being present in the moment with young children, togetherness and belonging which increases well-being for all.
Our Nursery and Reception classes are very busy and sociable and require adults to use their initiative and to get involved in play and daily tasks such as preparing the environment, snack, intimate care routines and lots of tidying!
A culture of Safeguarding is paramount to ensuring children are safe. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The candidate will be expected to attend training around Safeguarding and to learn about and understand the protocol and procedures for raising concerns.
The candidate will need to understand about confidentiality around safeguarding and school life.
We are looking for someone willing to begin a Level 2 or Level 3 apprentice scheme in Early Years. This will be to work from 8:00am to 12:30pm in Nursery and 1:00pm to 3:05pm in Reception/Y1 class.

General duties to include

  • Facilitate learning through play
  • Supporting and welcoming the children into the setting
  • Recording children's development and achievements in the required format
  • Providing intimate care routines
  • Supporting whole class activities
  • Leading small group and 1:1 activities
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our children.
Your future career with us

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship or secure employment with the school.

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 be via ZOOM) 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 programme. 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).

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