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Early Years Apprentice (Little Pips Nursery) Curry Rivel C Of E Primary School

Our aim is to provide an excellent environment for every child; nurturing care, creative experiences and lots of happy memories. We are now looking for a new Early Years apprentice to join our team and provide that perfect environment to make sure all our children have the early years experience and support they deserve.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £170.94 to £329.67

    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, between 7.30am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

  • Developing and promoting positive relationships with children and supporting their speech, language and communication
  • Engaging with parents/carers to meet the needs of their children
  • Using observations to make assessments and planning activities to meet individual needs
  • Working to Early Years Foundation Stage standards
  • Safeguarding children
  • Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Planning and supporting personal care routines, balanced meals, snacks and drinks
  • Preparing activities to support children’s creativity and imaginative play
  • Supporting children through transitions

Training is in Yeovil or Taunton once a fortnight.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally 

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Enthusiastic, caring and sensitive to children’s needs
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Keen to take part learning as part of the apprenticeship job role
  • Passionate about providing equal opportunity, family centred childcare
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm, caring, and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Open to change and a team player

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Little Pips is open from 7.30am-6.00pm for 50 weeks of the year and we offer flexible sessions for children aged 12 weeks to 4 years old on a term-time only or all-year basis. 

At Little Pips we believe that children learn best through play and exploration. Children in Little Pips are given opportunities to make choices, explore their senses and experiment in an exciting and fun environment.  We value play as young children's work and all of our learning is based upon each individual child's needs and interests.


Curry Rivel C Of E Primary School


Church Street


TA10 0HD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Somerset Skills & Learning


Chelsea Edwards 07976 981937

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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