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Early Years Apprentice RIVERSIDE PRE-SCHOOL

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local preschool in Bitterne Park (Southampton) are looking a for L2 (or L3) Early Years Apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 23 Jan 2022

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

    Shifts to be confirmed- Term time only

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local nursery in Bitterne Park, Southampton are looking for L2 (or L3) Early Years Apprentice to join their team.

As an Early Years  Apprentice, you will contribute to a high quality caring environment for children.
This includes:

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Being aware of the preschool policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Completing all work to desired timescales as set by Showcase Tutor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Someone who ideally has some experience working with children (toddlers or pre-school)

Personal qualities

  • To be a confident
  • Organised
  • Reliable 
  • Creative person

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English at 4/C grade or above is preferred but not essential.

Future prospects

Once completing your L2 (or L3) Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full time position and further training.

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact James on 07715 658042

About the employer

We have community pre-schools in Bitterne Park and St. Denys and are managed by a voluntary parent management committee.

We are funded by Southampton City Council and operate on a not-for-profit basis, with all funding used to provide the best possible pre-school education and care for the children registered with us. We have close links to local primary schools, especially relating to transition in the summer, sharing knowledge about children’s learning needs, and provision of inclusive care. However, we are independent from them and a place at Riverside does not guarantee a place at school. The admissions process is independently operated by Southampton City Council.

We are Ofsted Compulsory and Voluntary Registered. This means we comply with Ofsted’s regulations and standards as set out in the “Requirements for Childcare Register”. St. Denys was last inspected in March 2018 and Bitterne Park in April 2018 and were awarded Outstanding for both settings. We await further inspection due to our charity status changing to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in July 2019. Copies of our inspection reports are available on request and via the Ofsted website.




C/O Bitterne Park Primary School

Manor Farm Road


SO18 1NX

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Training provider

Showcase Training LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Showcase Training Ltd


James Sproat 07715658042

NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Functional Skills: English and maths at level 1 minimum (unless exempt)
  • End Point Assessment

If the chosen candidate has a valid L2 Childcare qualification or sufficient experience in childcare, the L3 Standard will be offered.


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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