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Early Years Practitioner level 2 apprenticeship Allsorts Pre-School & Nursery

To work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the room leaders, senior staff and Manager. To assist in providing safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting. To attend college consistently and complete assignments on time

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm Term time only

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To have excellent understanding of and adhere to the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and OFSTED regulations
  • To comply with all policies and procedures and the setting code of conduct, and represent the Pre-school in a positive and professional manner
  • To ensure all information relating to staff, children, parents and the setting is kept absolutely confidential
  • To help set up the daily program and to help tidy away at the end of the session, and to help ensure rooms are kept clean and tidy
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members, and to form genuine relationships with them
  • To advise the Manager of any concerns, for example – health, safety and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To respect the value of all colleagues, children and parents, encouraging a diverse and positive working environment, and ensure non-discriminatory behaviour, equality and celebration of diversity is maintained in the setting
  • To be professional at all times and act as a role model to children and other staff members
  • To work as part of a team and liaise with colleagues to ensure smooth running of the sessions
  • To teach children, encouraging them to achieve their next steps of development and learning, to offer an appropriate level of support and attractive, stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures, and who to report concerns to
  • To support mealtimes within the setting
  • To actively participate in team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development
  • To take part in the reflective work required by our Bristol Standards Quality Assurance scheme, and take action to support the setting and achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection
  • To be flexible, assisting and supporting the setting when required, in order to ensure smooth running of the setting. This will include a small number of out-of-hour work such as training courses, staff meetings and parent open evenings, and tasks such as general care and maintenance of the classroom and equipment as part of the team


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager. The post holder is also expected to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to fulfilling their duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good level of English and maths
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A caring and friendly attitude
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above including English and maths or equivalents.

Future prospects

There may be permanent employment available at the end of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Allsorts Pre-School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

  • Must be able to pass a DBS check - This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them
  • We are a term-time setting so you will spend a little longer finishing your qualification
  • There is no parking at the Pre-school but plenty of parking in the streets around the setting
  • Provide your own lunch (though there is a shop nearby)

New College Swindon

  • You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered
  • You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English
  • By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

Allsorts Pre-School and Nursery is a long-established setting, with a qualified and experienced team of staff.  We provide Early Years Education and Care for children aged 2-5.

We are proud of our history of "Good" OFSTED ratings and hold the Bristol Standards Quality Assurance Certification.  Allsorts Pre-School is a registered charity and operates on a not-for-profit basis, so parents are involved in the running of the setting and all the income we generate is invested back into our setting.

Although we are located next to St Bartholomew’s Primary Academy, Allsorts Pre-School is independent and has good links with all primary schools in Royal Wootton Bassett.
In partnership with parents, we promote a strong sense of community
where children are busy, motivated and challenged to learn effectively
​through imaginative play and well-resourced activities.  At Allsorts Pre-school, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children.


Allsorts Pre-School & Nursery



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Kirsty Bain 01793 209536

  • Early Years Practitioner level 2

On the job training will be delivered by the Employer and Apprenticeship delivery will be with New College and will consist of the following elements:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (603/3723/0)
  • Training to develop the occupation standard’s knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs)
  • Training towards mandated qualifications
  • Compiling a portfolio of evidence
  • Working towards English and maths at level 1 and 2 if required

End Point Assessment:

  • Professional Discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Knowledge test

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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