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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship SWINESHEAD PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Join us at Swineshead Pre School where you will support our children with the chance to grow in confidence in a safe, stimulating and fun learning environment. You will encourage the children to develop at their own pace in a secure setting, supported by staff who keep parents up to date with the progress of their child.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Wage for apprentices

    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 9.00am - 3.00pm with shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be able to interact appropriately with a small key group of children, always role modelling positive behaviour
  • Support and encourage children at snack time and occasional lunchtimes
  • To be able to use an iPad to photograph children engaged in activity and record the voice of the child (written, typed or videoed)
  • Gain awareness of the different rooms in the setting and their general routines etc
  • Become aware of all emergency procedures within setting
  • Be spontaneous, adapting to child reactions, extending ideas and planning to encourage engagement, imagination and opportunity
  • Be part of the team, show your initiative!
  • Don’t be afraid to be a lion, a shark, a dinosaur, an opera singer, a racing driver, an aeroplane or even the Gruffalo, you will not be judged!!
  • A full and current DBS is essential

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

The Early Years Educator Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at Boston College for half a day a week, and four and half days with your employer. On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve a level 3 qualification. This qualification also includes the mandatory paediatric first aid unit.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of a permanent job once qualified for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, understand policies, procedure, Basic digital literacy (ipad), Good English skills, Basic Safeguarding, First Aid an advantage, Good timekeeping, Honest, Enthusiastic, Imaginative, flexible approach to work, Promote British Values, Confident, Hardworking, understand confidentiality, understanding of safeguarding


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

Things to consider

Getting to Swineshead, public transport from Spalding / Boston via K59 bus service, can you arrive on time? Fluctuating child numbers can affect working hours.

About the employer

We are an award winning setting with a team of 9 well qualified staff. We are a supportive friendly team. We have a strong commitment to family values, equal rights and providing opportunity.







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Training provider



Suzanne Davison


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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