Apprenticeship Of The Week - Childcare

Apprenticeship Of The Week - Childcare

Job title

Childcare Apprentice

Who would I work for?

Busy Bees Nursery  

This is a purpose-built nursery on the grounds of the Rotherham General Hospital, with fully equipped amazing resources including a natural heuristic area in every room. There are lots of opportunities for developing imagination through play. There is a chef onsite who prepares meals fresh everyday and large outdoor play areas for each room.

What does the role involve?

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child’s individual needs are met

How much will I be paid?

Annual wage: £8,944.00

How long is the apprenticeship?

16 months with progression to a permanent Level 3 position at Busy Bees nursery.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?

Minimum 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths.  Skills the employer is looking for include:

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Professional development
  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence

What training will they give me?

  • Early Years Practitioner level 2. 

This includes learning the following:

  • EYFS 
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)

This is a September start date so suitable for a school leaver.

For further information and to apply, click the button below.

WPT Hosts First Full Day of U11 Sports Hall Athletics Heats

WPT Hosts First Full Day of U11 Sports Hall Athletics Heats

On Wednesday 26th January, WPT hosted the first full day of U11 Sports Hall Athletics heats in the Sports Hall at Cranworth Road.

15 schools were split across three separate heats throughout the day, all competing in a number of different track and field events including speed bounce, long jump and a variety of different sprint and relay races.

Mr Walker, School Games Organiser for the Wickersley area, said: “It was fantastic to have around 300 children from across the borough compete in the first primary Sports Hall Athletics competition for two years. The standard (and noise level!) was extremely high throughout the day, with all children competing with a smile on their faces.”

Congratulations to Bramley Sunnyside, who will go on to represent Rotherham at the South Yorkshire Finals in March. Another 14 schools will again compete across three heats on Wednesday 2nd February, to see who will join Bramley Sunnyside in qualifying for the South Yorkshire School Games. 

Our MFL Department Introduces Arabic and Mandarin After School Clubs

Our MFL Department Introduces Arabic and Mandarin After School Clubs

Our MFL Department is very excited to offer all Y7 and Y8 students across our secondary schools the opportunity to learn Arabic or Mandarin Chinese in after school lessons.

After half term, the online after school Arabic and Mandarin lessons will run for 10 lessons and are open to groups of between 10 and 15 students. 

Students will be split into two groups and taught by two native Arabic or Mandarin teachers – provided by Dragons Teaching – simultaneously. Half of the lesson will be spent learning online from one of the Arabic or Mandarin teachers and during the second half, students will be immersed in the interactive games and activities on the e-learning platform.

All Y7s and Y8s should have received a letter about this. Please return your permission slips to your school reception ASAP to reserve your place.

Watch the videos below to see how the lessons will work. 👇

WPT and Dragons Teaching Join Forces to Deliver Primary MFL Curriculum

WPT and Dragons Teaching Join Forces to Deliver Primary MFL Curriculum

From this week, we have teamed up with Dragons Teaching – an e-learning platform that combines real-time online teaching with fun and interactive games – to deliver the MFL curriculum to KS2 students at all eight Wickersley Partnership Trust primary schools. 

With all of our primary schools on board to get stuck into learning French, this makes it the largest curriculum programme that Dragons Teaching has ever done. 

Dragon’s Teaching’s mission is to make learning a new language a fun, affordable and widely accessible experience. This flexible, inclusive, reliable and engaging model – which is built from its experience in high-quality teaching for over 15 years – means our schools (and other schools worldwide) can reap the rewards of learning a language.

“No matter the language or requirement, we can provide excellent teaching and a positive academy experience to foster a love of learning. That’s the Dragons Approach.”

Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School and Aston Hall Junior & Infant School were amongst the first in the Trust to start the programme. 

Adam at Dragons Teaching commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with WPT to run our innovative FrenchConnect programme across all of the Trust’s primary schools. At Dragons Teaching we are committed to making language learning inspiring and fun through a combination of great teaching and interactive material, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to teach nearly 1000 children a week across the Trust.”

A big well done to our students who have adapted and settled into this new approach to learning – they’re doing some fantastic work so far and we can’t wait to see their language skills progress throughout this academic year.