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Apprentice Pre-School Assistant Hobby Horse Pre-School

An amazing opportunity for someone looking to start their career in childcare. The Pre-School are looking for someone who is proactive, polite and caring to join their team.

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Closing date: 10 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

    8.30am - 3.30pm – week 1, 8.30am - 4.30pm - week 2, Term Time, days TBC

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Ensuring the environment is safe and secure
  • Assisting the with learning opportunities which are educational, stimulating and fun
  • Working in partnership with parents and communicating on a daily basis their welfare, needs and development
  • To work within your team, supporting other colleagues within the setting
  • Ensuring all company policy and procedures are adhered to

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Dedicated and hardworking individual
  • Support and nurture children during their journey at Hobbyhorse Pre-School
  • Willing to develop own training and knowledge
  • Happy to get stuck in during play and stimulate children's learning and thinking
  • Use own initiative and well as working as in team
  • Communicate effectively with children and parents

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Passionate about working with children
  • Using own ideas to develop children’s play

Desired qualifications

A minimum of Grade 3/D or above/equivalent in maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential for a full-time position once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company.

Things to consider

Could be a level 3 Apprenticeship depending on previous experience.

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About the employer

Hobbyhorse is an Ofsted registered pre-school and a registered charity that serves the local community of Stony Stratford, Galley Hill, Fullers Slade and the surrounding areas. Hobbyhorse has been located in the historic town of Stony Stratford since 1985 and is based at the Children’s Centre on London Road. We welcome children from the age of 2yrs up to school entry age. Children are introduced to a safe, stimulating and fun environment, focusing on developing their core skills based on the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). We aim to learn through play while recognising differences in age, development and interests.


Hobby Horse Pre-School


London Road

Milton Keynes

MK11 1JH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northampton College


Isobel McColgan 01604 734138

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (possibility of starting Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship depending on experience) 
  • Functional Skills (if applicable)
  • Weekly attendance at Northampton College (term time)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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