Apprentice Pre-school Assistant RIVERSIDE TRAINING LTD

To work as a member of the pre-school team, showing initiative and creativity to foster an environment which encourages the children’s all-round development and where high standards of care are provided. The role involves working and interacting directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 08 Apr 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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a reliable member of a team, working co-operatively and with flexibility
  • Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements, looking for progression and continuity
  • Develop excellent communications with parents/carers, encouraging them to participate in their child’s progress and development
  • Supervise children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes
  • Assist with planning a programme of activities, suitable for the age range of the children
  • Assist with the creation of a stimulating and attractive environment
  • Attend parents’ meetings and open days as required
  • Assist with the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the pre-school
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required
  • Participate in all self-development activities, including appraisals, etc.
  • Develop positive relationships with other staff working within the pre-school
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety and cleanliness throughout the pre-school
  • Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times
  • Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, e.g. fire procedures, routines for dropping off and collecting children
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required e.g. Risk Assessments
  • Ensure the Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times
  • Assist in maintaining minimum national standards for day care

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

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to join the team on a permanent basis

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexibility


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Garway Primary School sits in a thriving rural village, in beautiful rolling countryside, close to Garway Hill. We have a very close knit community of children, staff and parents with strong links to the local village. A very active Parent Staff Association (PSA) provides fantastic support to the school and organises fundraising and social activities throughout the year. As a small school, we have high adult to child ratios and know every pupil as an individual. The uniqueness and strengths of each child are celebrated and valued. Pupils learn in mixed-age classes where all children are able to make good progress at their own pace. Pupils have a powerful voice in moving the school forward through Green Garway Group. We hope they will leave our school as confident, capable young people who know they have the skills and ability to make a difference.




Garway primary School, plough lane


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Training provider



Andy Green

01432 359 244

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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