Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Early Years Apprentice Harpole Pre-school

An amazing opportunity to work for a fantastic company and begin your career in childcare. Each day learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours to develop in your career. Apply now for your chance to be Harpole Pre-Schools new Apprentice!

Sign in to apply

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

    Monday 9.00am - 1.15pm, Tuesday 9.00am - 3.45pm, Wednesday 9.00am - 3.45pm, Thursday 9.00am - 3.45pm, Friday 9.00am - 3.45pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Job description:

To work as part of the pre-school team to provide a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment for all children within the setting. You will be expected to do the following tasks and any further requests by your line manager. As well as attending and training at Pre-school you will be expected to attend college every week and complete your studies to support your apprenticeship programme.

Main duties:

  • To help set up the playroom/s for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times and to ensure Health and Safety is adhered to at all time
  • To maintain the display boards within the pre-school room under the direction of the supervisor
  • To undertake general domestic duties ensuring the kitchen and playroom maintain a required level of order
  • Having a positive approach to personnel development
  • To attend college weekly and complete all homework and assignments on time
  • To advise the pre-school Supervisor of any concerns e.g. over children, child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To keep all information regarding children, their families and staff completely confidential
  • To keep up to date with changes to policies and new legislation
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-School supervisor, in accordance with the pre-school business plan/objectives
  • To work under the direction of the Pre-School Leader and to give support to other personnel within the Setting
  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships
  • To ensure that the pre-school offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times
  • Ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Working with the pre-school leader to establish an appropriate safe and secure learning environment
  • Promoting positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility for their own behaviour

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of the EYFS

Personal qualities

  • Caring, compassionate and focused
  • Responsible
  • Desire to work with children

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.

About the employer

We are a small and friendly run pre-school set in the village of Harpole, where we have been established for many years. We provide care and education for young children between the ages of 2yrs and 4 years of age.


Harpole Pre-school


Old School Hall

School Lane



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northampton College


Isobel McColgan 01604 734138

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills (if applicable)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.