We are looking for an apprentice to join our small and friendly pre-school. We are based in the town of Buntingford and opened September 2020. You will supervise children, support staff in planning and assessing for the children, plus much more.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

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 to Friday 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To use their own initiative
  • Supervise children
  • Support staff in planning and assessing for the children
  • Setting up each day, tidying and cleaning
  • Learning on the job, helping to carry out observations on children and to learn their next steps for development
  • There will be some promotion work and breakfast club opportunities

The training you will be getting

Working towards completing level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard. Work based learning with adhoc workshops at Hertford Regional College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D (9-3)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D (9-3)) Essential

Things to consider

Occasional support with promotional events – school fetes, handing out leaflets. Early start is 8am

About the employer

Apple Blossom pre-school & day-care is part of the Apple Blossom childcare group and we have two nurseries. One in Cheshunt and one in Buntingford which is in the Buntingford scout hall. We have a large bright well-ventilated hall and outside garden which is used every day as much as possible to keep our children healthy and active. We run morning and afternoon sessions and some children attend all day. We accept funded and non-funded children.




Buntingford Scout Hall

Bowling Green Lane



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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