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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner First Steps

If you have started your career in childcare and are now looking to progress further - this is the perfect opportunity for you!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 32.5 Hours Per Week, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our pre-schools are open term-time, Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm and within these hours we offer a variety of sessions for children aged from 2 to 5 years. All sessions are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including the Prime Areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development) and Specific Areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design ), offering a stimulating and balanced curriculum, which is carefully planned and monitored to help all children reach their full potential. Our settings are well equipped and offer a wide range of activities; both of our pre-schools have outside areas that are completely enclosed and secure, with a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment.
Within your role you will be expected to do the following:

  • Supervise children
  • Provide activities
  • Assist with lunch and snack times
  • Help with toileting and nappy changing
  • Have key children, providing support for children, observation and assessment

On the job training will be completed through online training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to complete a first aid qualification
In a convenient area and along a bus route, tea and biscuits readily available for breaks, ideal hours for school times
Can be at either location - LE4 1DS or LE4 0UU

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Passion for childcare
  • Good time reading and writing skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Use their initiative
  • Self motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Empathetic

Desired qualifications

GCSE's passes (or equivalent) are preferred but not essential as Functional Skills in Maths and English will be completed.

Future prospects

Level 3 Apprenticeship or Full time job within the pre-school, may be on offer if needed. Ongoing support to find work if needed.

About the employer

A local pre-school with good links to the schools in the area. First Steps is a busy and friendly pre school, who work with a lot of children with additional needs and cater for these on a daily basis. The pre-school is based in Christ the King Church, located near to Beaumont Shopping Centre.


First Steps


Church of Christ the King Hall

Beaumont Way



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Tess Thomas 02393 876404

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.
On completion of this 12-18 month apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Feb 2022