The role of a Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprentice
As a childcare practitioner, you will be responsible for the care and education of babies and young children. Your role will involve observing children, planning individual learning experiences to support development and progress. You will work closely with the parents/ carers to build up supportive attachments and nurturing relationships. Your knowledge of Childhood development will enable you to provide indoor and outdoor play opportunities, which develop curiosity, enquiry and resilience.
There are varied responsibilities as a childcare practitioner from Child Protection to Health and Safety. Every day is a different day and as a valuable team member you will communicate well with others to provide a fun, stimulating and safe environment for children.
"Lullaby Lane Nursery Modern Apprentice Sophia Graham discusses a 'day in the life of' a Childcare Practitioner through a VLOG during 2017 Apprenticeship Week"
Who is it for?
For anyone who has a passion in the care and learning of babies and young children. Who is motivated and eager to make a difference to the lives of children and their families. The Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who would like to work as a:
- Early Learning and Childcare Practitioner
How long will it take to complete the Modern Apprenticeship?
Technically the Modern Apprenticeship can be completed in 18 months.
To complete the Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprenticeship, you must:
- Sustain employment for a minimum duration of 18 months
- Complete the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ3 at SCQF 7