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Early Years Apprenticeship HAWKSHEAD CHILDCARE CIC

Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference? Then this is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring individual to join our team and enter into the world of Early Years Education.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to the qualification
  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the pre-school setting too
  • To undertake induction training in the pre-school with a named mentor
  • To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues with them
  • To support the pre-school staff to observe, plan and maintain accurate children’s records
  • To develop a sound understanding of Safeguarding Policies
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety, personal care routines and cleanliness throughout the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to use own initiative after being given training
  • Able to work in a close team
  • Good communication, verbally, written and a good listener
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Able to stay professional at all times

Personal qualities

  • Articulate and friendly
  • Holds a passion about learning about childcare and reliable to boot
  • Keen to learn and motivated to achieve
  • Calm and caring

Desired qualifications

  • We require one of either English or maths to be passed at GCSE grade (or equivalent)
  • If only one GCSE English or maths is at a grade 4/C or above the other subject can be worked on as part of the apprenticeship, carrying out Functional Skills to level 1 and working towards level 2

Future prospects

  • An opportunity for a full-time position in the pre-school for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • We are working towards Forest School Association Accreditation so we spend a lot of our time outdoors whatever the weather
  • Due to the location of the employer, a travel and parking allowance can be supplied by the employer

About the employer

Set in the village of Hawkshead, in the heart of the Lake District, Cumbria, Hawkshead Community Pre-School CIC is a Community Interest Company Pre-School providing pre-school provision and wrap around care children aged 2-11 years old. We are an independent pre-school sharing a site with Hawkshead Primary School. We pride ourselves in our strong links and transition process.




Hawkshead Community Pre School Cic

Main Street


LA22 0NT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Furness College


Nicole Rose 01229 844756

Early Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Attend college one evening per week, currently a Wednesday evening 4.30-7.30pm, this forms part of the learners off the job training
  • Training at college will support completion of the level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Training to be conducted in the setting at the managers request and may include, first aid, safeguarding, food safety manual handling etc. In-house training, shadowing senior staff members and attending staff meetings also forms part of your training

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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