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Early Years Level 2 Apprentice Jigsaw Preschool

We are excited to be looking for a passionate, driven and inspiring Early Years apprentice with a hunger to learn and progress in their own personal development. To join our long established preschool in the heart of the community, being enthusiastic and proactive in delivering high quality early years education and childcare.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As we are term time only, the actual wage yearly will be pro rota @ £6,291.48.

    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 to Friday 8am to 4pm (possible shifts). Tuesday college. Minimum of 30 including college each week. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS.
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional outcome for both children and staff.
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members.
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met.
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of all children.
  • Actively work towards the apprenticeship standards provided by Yeovil college with an expectation of completion within the agreed time frame. 
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive in developing own skills within the workplace.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional development.
  • Communicate with senior staff regarding the activities and progress within the room. 
    Maintain confidentiality.

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

  • You will be required to attend Yeovil college one day a week, for the delivery of your theory work and practical training will be within the setting.
  • working towards an Early years Level 2 qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potentially progress do the Early years level 3 qualification or higher. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Compassion


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Jigsaw Preschool is a long established preschool, running for over 35 years, set in the heart of Crewkerne. Our aim is to embed a lifelong love of learning, we pride ourselves in being an open and friendly group having good relationships with parents and other professionals. Providing a language rich environment and stimulating learning opportunities to scaffold children’s life long love of learning.


Jigsaw Preschool





TA18 8DA


Astra Conroy or Rachael Lawrence


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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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