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Apprentice childcare practitioner Montessori School Westacre

A wonderful opportunity to become part of the team at Westacre Montessori School. A well-established nursery school set in a very rural location in East Walton. An apprenticeship is offered at a level 2 qualification with additional training given with insight into the Montessori method.

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Closing date: 27 May 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

    Mon to Thurs 8am to 3.45pm Friday 8am to 11.45 pm Term time only

    Total hours per week: 34.75

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

A forward thinking, high achieving setting looking to expand its team and work with the successful applicant for a bright future together.

Tasks include

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the environment.
  • This includes inside and out.
  • Key person duties with key children, working with them and working with them to achieve their goals.
  • Reporting to The Manager and Deputy.
  • Following advice from other childcare professionals in the setting.
  • Ensuring the safety of the children always.
  • Communicating with parents when necessary.
  • Working as part of the team to ensure outcomes for all involved are positive.
  • Please note this is situated in a very rural location and independent transport is essential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Passionate about helping us to deliver high quality early years education and eager to learn about the care learning and development of young children.

Personal qualities

Able to follow guidance and instructions from other members of the team.

A bright and cheerful disposition, especially having a real interest in working with children.

Desired qualifications

E-A*/2-9 GCSE’s or equivalent. 

Future prospects

Successful candidates who complete their apprenticeship, will benefit from additional Montessori training which will enhance their Professional Development.

Progression to a level 3 qualification in childcare could also be considered.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour from 01 April 2021. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus off the job training

Please note this is situated in a very rural location and independent transport is essential.

About the employer

Westacre Montessori School is a highly sought after and popular Montessori School. Established in 1982 the setting is led by qualified and experienced professionals qualified in the Montessori method. The school itself is located on the common in East Walton at the end of a country lane. We have a large outside space that is complemented by the recent addition of a Yurt to spend time in doing Yoga and Music.

The expectation is that the successful applicant must be interested in the Montessori Method and willing to follow our ethos.


Montessori School Westacre


Common Lane

King's Lynn

PE32 1PU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by College of West Anglia


Mrs Rosie Reynolds 01760337316

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard portfolio of evidence of:

  • Knowledge.
  • Skills.
  • Behaviours.

The End Point Assessment (EPA) consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Professional discussion supported by portfolio of evidence.
  • Knowledge exam.

Working towards Functional Skills English and maths at level 1 and 2 if required. This will be one day a week for 6 weeks for each subject with an exam at the end. 

Paediatric first aid and safeguarding training.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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