Apprentice Pre-school Assistant WORSTEAD PRE-SCHOOL

An exciting opportunity to start & develop a career in early years education while working at Worstead Pre-school, training to provide a key role in pre-school learning. You will work alongside qualified staff to look after & care for children ages 2-4, being mentored within the setting to ensure you get help & support throughout your training.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will work 38 weeks of the year (term time only) and the annual salary is paid, monthly, on a pro rata basis. The salary for this position will, therefore, start at £6,906.24 (and not £8,236.80).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday: varying shift patterns between the hours of 08.00 – 16.00

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will have a hands-on experience whilst gaining an accredited qualification in early years and training to:

  • Gain knowledge in children’s learning and development
  • Build relations with children and families
  • Become a key worker and team player within the setting

You will have an induction where they will talk through the setting’s policies (the main one being safeguarding.) You will be required to complete in-house online training as part of the job role.

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

This programme, other than the requirement of periodic college attendance, is primarily focused on workplace training and learning.

Level 3: Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) and Award in Paediatric First Aid.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is intended that - providing you successfully complete your apprenticeship - you will continue in your employment with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring and kind nature, Interest in child development, Imagination


GCSE or equivalent any other subject (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any other subject (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to spend long periods of time ‘on your feet’ and the job is in a location where transport will need to be considered. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory reference & evidence checks being carried out - prior to appointment - and you will be required to undergo a DBS check.

About the employer

We at Worstead Pre-school - a charity run establishment – ensure our children are happy, settled and secure so that they can play, explore and learn to their full potential. Our staff keep up to date with current research and training to ensure our Pre-school runs to the highest standards. During the year there are two parent consultations where a child’s key worker gets together with their parent/s to discuss their child’s development through their learning story.







NR28 9WH

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Training provider



Hollie Bartram

01502 273250

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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