Early Years Modern Apprentice (Temporary) (MOR03593)

The Moray Council

  • Location: IV30 1BX
  • £13,458 to £14,439 per annum, SJC Grade 1 (36.25 hrs)
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03593

Job Description


To support the early years team in delivering a flexible, high quality and inclusive early learning and care service which meets the needs of young children and their families. Working collaboratively with parents, carers and other partners to promote the welfare and development of every child.
To provide a learning and development opportunity by placement in an early years setting and through completion of an SVQ3 in Social Services (Children and Young People).


Under the direction and supervision of the Early Years Practitioner, Senior Early Years Practitioner or the Nursery Manager, you may be required to undertake any of the following tasks:
To observe and interact with children in order to support their learning and record and contribute to reporting on the individual child's progress in accordance with Council policy and procedures
To be involved in the delivery of an effective early years service.
Participate in all aspects of team work within the unit.
Keep abreast of early years local and national developments.
To be involved in all aspects of care which meet the needs of the individual child in accordance with the Council's duty of care.
To undertake a recognised qualification as part of the Modern Apprentice programme

The Individual

Experience of working with children in either a voluntary or paid capacity.
3 x Nat 5s or 3 x Standard Grades at 1-3 or 3 x Intermediate 2’s or Core Skills at SCQF level 5, to include English and Maths/Arithmetic.
SVQ Level 2 Social Services Children & Young People/CCLD
NC Early Education and Childcare Group Award
Effective organisational skills.
Effective communications skills.
Ability to complete work based training.
Ability to remain calm.
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
Ability to be flexible.
Willingness to learn.
Ability to be actively involved with the children in all aspects of their early learning and childcare experience e.g. playing games.

Term time initially but could increase to 52 weeks in 2019/2020
Placements will be in Moray Council Early Years Establishments - Associated School Groups in Lossiemouth, Milne's, Buckie and Elgin areas.

Closing Date: 11 December 2018
Starting Salary: £13,458 (pro rata)
*£7.14 per hour
36.25 hours per week (term time only)

*(The Council has implemented the Living Wage therefore the actual hourly rate will be £8.51)

Proposed Interview Date: 17 & 19 December 2018

For further information, contact Hazel Sly - 01343 563673

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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