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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - Little Hedgehogs Pre-School Sheldwich Primary School

To provide support within our Pre-School; part of our primary school situated in a wonderful setting in Sheldwich. You will be learning & working with a fun but hard working & motivated team. The role includes playing & helping the children to learn within daily routines that are clearly defined for the fun, energetic and well-behaved children

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.34 - £185.63

  • Working week

    8.30am to 3.45pm (30minutes lunch), 39 weeks (44 weeks per year including paid holiday)

    Total hours per week: 33.75

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Provide play/learning activities for children under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified mentor
  • Supervise individuals and small groups of children throughout the day, including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas
  • Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and contribute to maintaining a safe environment
  • Record basic pupil data
  • Support children’s learning through play
  • Assist with children’s personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters; reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue)
  • Undertake day to day pre-school duties to ensure high standards of care and education are maintained
  • Adhere to the school and nursery policies and procedures

Once competent, fully trained and confident:

  • Be a key worker at the pre-school and establish informal relationships with parents and carers of the children to ensure they are engaged in the child’s education and development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised and flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Mature and positive approach to work
  • Ability to manage confidential data

Personal qualities

  • Caring and kind
  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs at A* to C or 9 to 4 (including English, maths and ICT) or equivalents.

Future prospects

Employment within the organisation.

Things to consider

Sheldwich Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DB.

Holiday leave will not be granted during term-time. This apprenticeship is over a 15-month period (March 2022 – June 2023).

Applicants must show commitment to their role and have an excellent attendance record.

£4.50p/h rising to £5.00p/h subject to 3 months successful probation. The second year of the apprenticeship will be paid at £5.50p/h or minimum wage if applicable (age dependent).

About the employer

Come and join our amazing team!

We offer lots of opportunities to develop and enhance your skills through training and working within our extremely dedicated team of staff and governors who contribute with enthusiasm and commitment to the life of our school. Our pupils are happy, confident and motivated learners displaying the highest standards of behaviour at all times.

Sheldwich Primary School and Little Hedgehogs Pre-School is an Outstanding(Ofsted July 2018), popular, over subscribed Academy School set in the picturesque village of Sheldwich with 264 pupils. We have well resourced classrooms and excellent facilities which the children benefit from including a dedicated library building, computer suite and external classroom. Our beautiful grounds and extensive outside learning space have enabled us to develop our Forest School.


Sheldwich Primary School


Lees Court Road


ME13 0ED

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profile Development and Training


Ian Pearce 07554435343

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • TQUK Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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