Apprentice Early years Practitioner - YMCA The White House - TW12 3RN YMCA ST PAULS GROUP

Are you looking for a career in childcare? YMCA The White House are recruiting! You will be ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met. During the apprenticeship, you will complete an Early Years Practitioner Level 2. Apply Now !!

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 8.45am - 2.45pm. (Exact shifts TBC) 38 weeks per year during term-time

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work in partnership with the Preschool Manager, children and families to provide a consistently high-quality Early Years curriculum at YMCA SPG's Hampton Preschool
  • To value each child as an individual, to encourage their all-round development and positive self-image
  • Provide a safe and stimulating environment for children under 5 through a range of appropriate activities, ensuring that they are age and stage appropriate and link to the EYFS 2021
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with their key children and the wider group
  • Take an active role in planning and evaluating activities, focusing on the prime areas/specific areas/Characteristics of Effective Learning as stipulated in the EYFS 2021
  • Ensure that behaviour management strategies are consistent with those of the organisation and Early Years Foundation Stage 2021
  • Relate to, and communicate effectively with parents and carers regarding the setting and care of their child
  • Help promote effective teamwork in conjunction with other staff and volunteers
  • To complete registers at the beginning of each session
  • Be aware of health and safety procedures at all times
  • Complete daily H and S check lists and bring to the attention of the Room Leader any defective equipment
  • Ensure each child is within sight and hearing at all times
  • Able to proficiently use IT systems, including working with databases, Microsoft office, email, internet
  • Attend all relevant training and development programmes. This is to include food handling, paediatric first aid and child protection
  • Attend all relevant cross departmental, and Corporate Office meetings as and when required
  • Adhere to the Children and Family Work Department’s Policies and Procedures
  • Undertake all duties with regard to the Association’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy and other policies and procedures adopted by the Association
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by line manager

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • For the successful candidate, there is the opportunity of ongoing employment and progression onto the Early Years Educator Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4+) Desired

About the employer

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) is the largest YMCA in Europe and a leading provider of supported housing in London and beyond, providing a safe place to stay to about 1,200 young and vulnerable people each night. • We provide housing and support to those in need of a place to call home and support them with services that empower them to build a positive future. • We support children, young people and families to be safe, healthy, connected and confident. • We bring people together by encouraging them to be healthy, physically and mentally. • We help nurture an environment where people of all faiths and none have the opportunity to understand and express the love of God. • We empower our residents, staff and users by providing them with excellent service and welcoming properties where they can thrive. • We enable the Charity to respond to the future with an equipped and empowered workforce that is flexible and agile. • The vision of YMCA St Paul’s group is to empower young people by providing the resources and support so they can thrive. We wish to create inclusive, active and healthy communities where everyone can flourish. Our approach is informed by our Christian faith and we work with fellow community collaborators to see this vision realised. Our core values underpin the way that we deliver our work and our aim is to create an inclusive culture where our staff, residents and customers feel a sense of belonging and are able to be their authentic selves. We welcome everyone, strive for excellence in all we do, inspire hope in others for what they might achieve and strive to grow and develop both people and places.




YMCA Hampton Pre School

White House

45 The Avenue

TW12 3RN

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Training provider



Maryellen Wood

01709 886 836

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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