Early Years Apprentice PEACHCROFT PRE SCHOOL

Peachcroft Pre-school is offering a fantastic opportunity of an apprenticeship based in Abingdon. The pre-school is fun, happy, and committed to the development of children, the strong professional team are passionate about giving children the best start in life. Work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities. The candidate would need to be motivated, enthusiastic and have a positive attitude.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 15.15 pm, breaks are not paid, however you will be paid for 30 additional minutes a week for additional tasks such as planning.

    Total hours per week: 34.25

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance
  • To help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support meal times within the setting
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly. 
  • To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers

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

13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
Delivery model:
• Work-based training with your employer
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work
Qualifications included:
• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
• Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
End Point Assessment:
• Knowledge test
• Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • For the right candidate the possibility of a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Willing to learn, enthusiastic, Conscientious, motivated, ambitious


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

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.  This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.  As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216.       Qualification checks   By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.     The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour from April 2022 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Peachcroft Pre-school was established in 1983 and is a registered charity run by 3 Trustees. We are OFSTED registered and a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Our mission is to: Promote the intellectual, cultural and social well-being of its pupils and to. Provide an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to achieve their potential. Combined with the knowledge that all children are individuals and progress at their own speed and in their own unique way, our pre-school staff will provide children with a broad range of educational and fun opportunities that will help each child learn to the best of their abilities. Children learn best through play as practitioners we appreciate the learning which takes places when children are able to follow their own ideas and are supported by an adult who can enable their learning by respecting, understanding and allowing children empowerment over their environment. We celebrate a child’s uniqueness and encourage respect and social interaction. Our vision for future development is to continue to offer a good quality provision to the community which is open and inclusive to all, supporting children’s individual needs and allowing freedom of choice and growth within a safe and happy environment.







OX14 2RT

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Training provider



Nairne Barker


01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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