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Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice Bretton Community Pre School

To work alongside other practitioners to support the day to day running of the setting by working hard involved with routine tasks and activities and experiences that are stimulating and engaging to support children’s learning, development, and wellbeing. You will safeguard all children and ensure their needs are met.

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Closing date: 26 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.15am - 3.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our Pre School setting has a position available for an Apprentice to join our team providing quality childcare for children aged 2 – 5 years.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a caring nature, committed to providing quality childcare.

To work alongside other practitioner to support the day to day running of the setting by working hard involved with routine tasks and activities and experiences that are stimulating and engaging to support children’s learning, development, and wellbeing.

You will safeguard all children and ensure their needs are met.

Job title:                         Pre school Assistant.

Responsible to:             Manager.

Purpose of the job:       To work as a key person and as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Safeguarding requirement: Bretton Community Pre school 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.

Main duties

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance
  • To help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support meal times within the setting
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers

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 communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Accurate attention to detail
  • Ability to work and resolve issues independently
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and progress
  • Passionate about working with children
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Thinking of improved ways of doing things
  • Previous childcare experience
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE A*-C/9-4 grade in English and maths or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

  • For a successful candidate there may be the opportunity to progress to a permanent position within the business

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check.

About the employer

Bretton Community Pre-School is a charitable business, run by a committee. We are open from 8.45am-3pm Monday to Friday during term time only.

We currently take children from two and a half upto four years +.


Bretton Community Pre School


Bretton Childrens Centre




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Training provider

City College Peterborough

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Peterborough


Stacey Mason

Training will be provided by City College Peterborough. Training is work based meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into college periodically if needed.

The apprentice will work towards either of the following:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner (Educator) (Achieved alongside the Early Years Educator Level 3 standard)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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