Early Years Apprentice - level 2 NEWSTEAD PRE-SCHOOL

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience working with children and families, whilst earning a wage. You will be able to learn from experienced professionals, develop your skills in a supportive environment, and, you will be able to work towards a nationally recognized qualification that can help you progress in your career .

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Term time only. Pay is pro rata and the hourly rate is £5.40 .x 33 hours per week.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 3.30pm. Term Time Only.

    Total hours per week: 33

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting children’s learning and development through planned and purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes
  • Looking after children’s health and wellbeing,supervising children at mealtimes, changing, and administering first aid
  • Observing and recording children’s progress and development, and communicating with parents/carers
  • Providing a safe and enabling environment for children, staff and others
  • Working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Online delivery



Level 2 Early Years Qualification

Course usually delivered online while working in the preschool term time only five days per week. Time will be given to study in the preschool.





What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pre-School Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1) Desired

About the employer

Newstead Road Pre-School is a community-run pre-school, providing sessional care for children aged from 2—5. It is open five days a week. Parents and children benefit from consistent staffing, allowing a strong bond to build between staff and children. The staff are mature, experienced and highly qualified. They deliver an atmosphere that is calm, yet welcoming and positive, so parents can have confidence that their children will be well looked after. Newstead Road Pre-School aims to: Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age Work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop Add to the life and well-being of the local community Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity







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Eve Ratcliff


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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

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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