Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Panda Pre-School

This is a great opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in building a career in childcare to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working with a friendly and supportive team. You will work in accordance to the setting's policies and procedures required by Ofsted, the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Oldham Council.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

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 - Friday, 8.15am - 3.00pm (including lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Be an active member of the pre-school team
  • Promote the aims of Panda Pre-school and Werneth and Freehold Community Development Project
  • Work flexibly and supportively with other team members
  • Promote equal opportunities and diversity with the Pre-School
  • To provide a stable and secure environment for all children meeting their needs in personal, social, emotional, communicative and physical development
  • To provide a stimulating environment that promotes opportunities for learning in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To participate in providing a happy and relaxed environment where parents are happy to leave their children
  • To encourage parents and carers to share in the education of their children
  • To work in accordance with pre-school’s safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Be aware of children’s dietary requirements, allergies and medical needs
  • To participate in relevant training courses that maybe required for your own personal development or the professional need of the pre-school
  • To attend and participate in weekly team meetings and planning sessions
  • Participate in mentoring sessions and shadowing within the pre-school
  • To undertake any duties as may be reasonably determined by the manager or deputy manager
  • To communicate the schedule of attendance at Oldham college and assessment timetable with the pre-school manager throughout your apprenticeship

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

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will attend weekly, off the job training sessions at the Oldham college
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable, Honest and trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/9*-4) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Childcare or Early Years (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you may be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. This setting is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by the Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview.

About the employer

Panda pre-school has been established for 19 years and operates over two sites. As a not-for-profit pre-school, it is owned and managed by WFCDP and any profit goes back into the work of the charity.


Panda Pre-School


Block Lane




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Training provider



Andrea Kearns


0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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