Apprentice Pre-School Assistant at King Ina C of E Academy King Ina C of E Academy

If you are looking to begin your career working with children, then King Ina Pre-school have an amazing opportunity to become part of our team. You will learn all aspects of a Practitioners role, work alongside qualified and experienced staff who will support you all the way through your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will:

  • Ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Assist with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Play a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues.
  • Inspire, plan and create learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum including outdoor activities.
  • Observe and keep an up-to-date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles.
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team

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

  • Diploma: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Standard: Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
  • Work towards a first aid certificate

The programme will consist of face to face tutor led knowledge sessions, at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight. A minimum of six hours independent study needs to take place at a venue to be agreed with the employer on the alternate week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Early Years Foundation Degree and may lead to employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9/C-A*) Desired

Things to consider

Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references. You will need to consider transport to and from venues. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Our pre-school, Infant and Junior schools have very recently merged to become one brand new school, situated in Somerton. Our new school has provision for 14 primary classes - in addition to our pre-school - and includes a sports field, a nature garden and a multi-use games area. We have an incredibly dedicated team of staff at King Ina who are committed to helping the children achieve their very best and to ensuring that the pupils’ well-being is at the centre of all we do. Our Christian values Community, Friendship, Determination, Eco-friendly, Believe and Calm are central to the children’s learning.


King Ina C of E Academy


King Ina Academy



TA11 6FQ

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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