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Apprentice Childcare Practitioner-Alexandra Pre School, Oldham,OL4 1AH, Ref - CB024 ALEXANDRA PRE SCHOOL LTD

Pre School setting based in Oldham are looking for someone with a love of working with children to add to our team If you want to continue to work with children and gain a qualification – Apply now!

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Closing date: 17 Dec 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 to Friday , covering the opening times of the setting - these will be discussed upon offer of Apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Tasks:

  • To contribute to the planning and implementation of a programme of educational activities suitable for children aged 0-5 years in conjunction with other staff, ensuring they meet the learning and development, assessment, safeguarding and welfare needs of the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements
  • To undertake a key worker role for individual children to ensure their individual needs are met
  • To undertake regular observations and record their assessment for the children they have responsibility for as key person, and incorporate next steps into planning whilst ensuring to track their progress
  • To plan appropriate interventions for individuals or groups of children at risk of a delay in their development
  • To consult with the children and involve them in the planning of activities.  
  • To regularly liaise with parents about aspects of their child’s progress and development as the key person on an ongoing basis 
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with parents and other professionals in relation to children’s development and progress through formative and summative assessments
  • To be responsible for completing the progress checks at 2,3 and 4 and related transition documentation for children in their group in line with the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of practice
  • To work in partnership with parents to support the full integration of their children into the Preschool facility and through home learning packages
  • To prepare food for the children and facilitate meal and snack times, ensuring they are a pleasant social experience for the children
  • To work in line with the setting standards to develop good relationships with colleagues, children, parents and other visitors to the setting
  • To ensure that within the confines of safeguarding that confidentiality is always maintained
  • To be aware of and support the implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • To be aware of and support the implementation of Special Educational Needs and Disability policies and procedures and role they play in implementing these within the setting
  • To assist the children in their personal care needs and hygiene throughout the day, including toileting, change and clean children when appropriate
  • Ensure that all equipment is stored correctly and is safe, clean and appropriate for use, reporting any issues to the management
  • To contribute to the self-evaluation and planning process for the setting
  • To conduct day to day operational tasks on behalf of Room Leader in their absence including key holding responsibilities as required to ensure the smooth running of the business
  • To attend relevant meetings to support the development and progress of children for whom they are the key person
  • To support the vision and aims of the setting
  • To be the practitioner in the room on a day to day basis to ensure that routines and processes are followed, conflict resolution and support staff where appropriate in fulfilling their duties
  • To oversee the indoor and outdoor risk assessments are completed and implemented by all staff in the room

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Genuine interest in working in a childcare environment
  • Able to take direction
  • Experience working with children
  • Work well within a team

Personal qualities

  • Motivated and eager to learn new skills
  • Confident
  • Great personality
  • Fun
  • Good manners
  • Punctual
  • Able to use own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally you will  have GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4

Future prospects

  • The employer is looking for someone to continue to progress and continue in employment at the end of this apprenticeship

About the employer

Our Vision:

  • Explore, Learn and Flourish
  • Together we take our first steps to be the best we can


To work in partnership with parents to help children to achieve the best they can through:

  • Ensuring that everyone is made to feel safe, welcome, valued and respected
  • Providing high-quality care and learning in supportive and stimulating environments
  • Supporting and embracing each individual’s unique qualities and needs
  • Sharing children’s progress and achievements with parents and carers and to support them to help their child to learn at home
  • Valuing and respecting parents and carers as their child’s first educator
  • Working in partnership with others to support the needs of our families
  • Reflecting on our practice and responding accordingly so that we meet the needs of the children and their families

Our values and beliefs:

We believe that:

  • Everyone should be made to feel welcome, valued and respected
  • We all have the right to achieve our full potential
  • Children learn most effectively through first-hand experiences, play and talk
  • Everyone learns best when they are happy, secure and have a high sense of wellbeing
  • Children achieve when we know them well and respond to their developmental needs and interests
  • Children and families need to feel safe and secure within our school
  • Children thrive when parents/carers, staff and children share their learning
  • We should support parents to be the best parents they can
  • It is important to use feedback in order to evaluate our work and to plan future provision
  • Seeking the views of all those involved in the school is important and helps us plan future developments
  • Equality should be promoted, diversity celebrated, and discrimination addressed
  • Everyone has a valuable role in shaping the future of Alexandra Preschool





Glodwick Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Sally Baldwin 07764966256

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills-English, maths and ICT if required
  • ERR - Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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