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Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Wembdon Sunshiners Pre-School, Bridgwater WEMBDON SUNSHINERS UNDER-FIVES

We are looking to recruit an Early Years Apprentice to work alongside a small team providing stimulating activities for children and to create a fun learning environment that children want to explore and learn in. You will be expected to communicate with both children and adults appropriately and build relationships with them and their families.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Monday, 12:30pm - 5pm, Tuesday, 9am - 1pm, Wednesday, 9am - 4pm, Thursday, 9am - 3pm and Friday, 9:30am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 28

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Role and responsibilities:

  • To act as a key person to a small group children. Liaising closely with parents/carers to develop an effective partnership and to ensure individual needs are met
  • Ensure the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is promoted and delivered within the setting and the principles adhered to.
  • To safeguard all children in the pre-school. Ensuring mandatory training is completed and knowledge refreshed annually
  • Ensure that each child is working towards learning outcomes (next steps), while monitoring the effectiveness of the pre-school curriculum through regular observations and assessments
  • Working in partnership with the Pre-school Manager and Deputy Manager to deliver the daily routine of pre-school activities and events, whilst ensuring high standards of care are met
  • Ensure children’s records are written properly and accurately. As well as other records such as, registers of attendance, observational check points, 2 year checks and accident/incident forms
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene and consistently implement safety procedures
  • Ensure the safety of the Pre-school environment. Monitor safety of equipment, informing the Pre-school Manager and Deputy Managers of equipment that needs attention
  • Offer appropriate stimulation and support to the children
  • Proactively build good working relationships with colleagues
  • Committed to working in partnership with parents/carers to ensure effective communication of the Pre-school and the curriculum; to exchange information about children’s progress and encourage parent’s involvement
  • To attend and assist in the preparation of activities out of contracted hours, including parent consultations, child summaries, child induction mornings, committee meetings and inset days
  • To ensure continued professional development through training, regular supervisions with the Pre-school Manager and have an annual appraisal
  • To undertake any other Pre-School duties and responsibilities as and when required by the Pre-school Manager and/or Deputy Manager or Committee

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

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are opportunities for career progression in specialist subjects.

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, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Wembdon Sunshiners has been running for over 50 years. We started out as a small playgroup called Wembdon Playgroup which was held at the old village hall on Orchard Lane, Wembdon. In the 1990’s we moved over to The Parish Centre and in June 2017 we expanded and moved to The Green at Wembdon where we currently operate from. During term time, we are offering morning sessions (9:15am-12:15pm), afternoon sessions (12:30pm-3:30pm), all day pre-school sessions (9:15am-3:30pm) and a breakfast club (8:30am-9:15am). Wembdon Sunshiners is a committee run pre-school. The committee is made up of parents who have the very important role of overseeing the running of the group as well as fundraising.








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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft

07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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