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Early Years Education Support Apprentice

Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a. pro rata

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Children’s Services
Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a. pro rata
Fixed term 3 years
Part time 27.5 hours per week (All year round)
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New River Green Children’s Centre, 23 Ramsey Walk
Training Grade LLW £17,796 p.a. pro rata
03/09/2017 23:59

Islington Council offers a wide range of high quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities and a competitive salary.

Our Children’s Centre Apprenticeship Pathway consists of a three-year opportunity working within New River Green Children’s Centre, where you will help to ensure every child has the best start in life. Alongside your work, you will study to achieve a Children and Young People’s Workforce qualification.

The Job - Working as a Children’s Centre Apprentice you will:
• Work across all areas of the Children’s Centre with different age groups of children;
• Record children’s development as they move through the nursery;
• Supervise meal times, and assist with preparing babies’ bottles, meals and snacks;
• Attend to children’s personal care needs throughout the day ensuring that the child is respected and safe at all times;
• Be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for the children, staff and parents, ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment;
• Work as part of a team, supporting the room leader;
• Ensure confidentiality is maintained in the nursery;
• Adhere to policies and procedures and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards;
• Take part in planning and running fun and stimulating activities that contribute to the observation and assessment of each child’s developmental progress;
• Build strong relationships with your own team, parents and other specialists to ensure each child can reach their potential;
• Build on your existing communication skills, gain invaluable experience and build your self-confidence through your day-to-day workplace activities.

Training and Development – Within your role you will:
• Complete a level 2 qualification in Children and Young People’s Workforce, followed by a level 3 Early Years Educator qualification funded by the Council. This will involve attendance at a college and/or completing tasks and observations in the workplace (depending on specific course requirement);
• Join the Apprenticeship personal and professional development programme that will involve a series of varied development activities and events throughout your year with the Council.

Working in Islington Council
We appreciate and value our employees and recognise the importance of a motivated and supported workforce. We will support your development through the activities mentioned above and through the ongoing support of your manager and a mentoring programme. In addition to the competitive salary and excellent annual leave package the organisation offers a wide range of benefits such as; discounted gym memberships, tax efficient childcare vouchers and cycle schemes, discounted theatre tickets and local discounts from restaurants and shops.

Moving on
After you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship Pathway you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.

The Early Years Education Support Apprenticeship is ideal for people who have excellent communication skills, a ‘can-do’ attitude and are passionate about children’s wellbeing.
To apply for this apprenticeship, you must:
• Be a 16+ Islington resident, Islington care leaver or former Islington secondary school student. We encourage applications aged 16-24 however applicants of all ages will be considered;
• Be unemployed/economically inactive (working no more than 14 hours a week);
• Not currently be qualified in Children and Young People’s Workforce or Early Years at level 3 or above

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 23:59
Interview: 13th September 2017
Apprenticeship Start Date: October 2017

For an informal discussion about apprenticeships at Islington council please contact, Amadea Afful on 020 7527 2640 or email

If you are an Islington resident who would like support with your application please contact the iWork Team on 020 7527 3559 or email

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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