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Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship Rosebuds Preschool

This apprenticeship is ideal for proactive, influential practitioners, working directly with children. These professionals take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children up to the age of 8 within their care and lead and support the practice of others. This course will progress and enhance their career.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £22,400 per annum. Pension scheme Paid annual leave Employee Assistance Programme Personal and professional training opportunities Wellbeing Incentives Overtime available in the school holiday period

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm. 39 weeks per annum.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Typically responsible for leading and supporting other practitioners
  • To work as part of the school team to provide a safe, high quality early years environment for young children.
  • To work under the direct guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification is about enabling practitioners to step up into mentoring and supervising roles. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship and you may be able to study further. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years Educator (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Only candidates with a valid Level 3 in Early Years or Childcare will be considered for this apprenticeship. The only exception is extensive experience in a leadership role within the sector over a number of years.

About the employer

The Loughborough Community Centre (LCC) was established in Lambeth in 1981 by local tenants . We are a registered charity based within the Max Roach Centre on a mission to provide a safe place where children, young people and their families can come together, to play, thrive and succeed. The workforce at LCC is diverse, and current services include: Rosebuds Preschool, Holiday Play Project and Family Support. We work with all members of the community, parents, children and young people (0 – 18 years). You will be part of a rapidly developing dynamic team, delivering high quality preschool and family provision from our centre . Our award winning work has put us in an advantageous position to grow our organisation to; improve, extend and further develop our projects and environment for the local community.


Rosebuds Preschool





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Training provider



Rachel Davis


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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