Practical Vs Theory
Please only apply for this course if you already have a suitable employer to support you throughout your Apprenticeship. If you do not currently have an employer you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies by visiting www.peterborough.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship – vacancies
Do you enjoy working with children and providing a safe and caring environment?
Are you an existing role and wanting to upskill?
Early Years Practitioners are found in a range of private and public settings, and support delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years of age in both indoor and outdoor environments. As an Apprentice you will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. You will work as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of a suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce.
On a daily basis you will interact with parents, children colleagues and wider multi-agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. You will also work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. Apprentices will have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.
Individuals will undergo all the checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children.
You can apply for an Apprenticeship if you are living in England, over 16 and not in full – time education. You must be in paid employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship, you cannot be self – employed or a volunteer. Employers must pay you the minimum Apprenticeship wage or more, for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
I’m now heading to Leeds Beckett University to study Primary Teaching as I’ve gained real experiences through work placements and practical modules to help me find the right career path.