Early Years and Apprentice Assistant Cygnets Childcare - Redhill

Are you reliable and passionate about child development and can help our children to be lifelong learners? Even if you feel you don't have all the requirements listed below, we would love to support you to grow as an Early Years Education and Care Apprentice under our highly qualified, experienced and friendly team at Cygnets Childcare in Redhill.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits: • Casual dress code • Company events • Company pension • Employee discount • Cycle-to-work scheme • Free Tea/ coffee & biscuits • Language training provided • Funded CPD Training Provided • Regular access to outdoor fresh air

  • Working week

    Standard full time work week Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm. You may have to start at 7.30am for the morning shift or finish at 6.30pm for the afternoon shift.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting the Management in all aspects of providing day-to-day high-quality childcare and education
  • Plan and structure indoor and outdoor activities to support the development of children within our care
  • Ensure that at all times, you are striving to deliver the best quality of care for all children
  • Ensure each child's needs are met
  • Actively provide an organised, clean and positive learning environment for children
  • Work as part of a team and build relationships with staff, children, parents and carers
  • Contribute effectively to the safeguarding of all children
  • Take supervision feedback to raise personal and professional standards and develop self-reflective practice
  • Structure your workload and strive to complete your apprenticeship by the deadline

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma (NCFE CACHE)
  • Level 2 English Functional Skills
  • Level 2 Mathematics Functional Skills
  • Level 2 ICT Functional Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • First Aid qualification
  • The apprenticeship Training will take place at Cygnets Childcare Redhill. Some training will be online

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Work as a Qualified Childcare Practitioner
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Progress to Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable, Present & Honest, Openness to feedback, Mental Fitness and Calmness


Other DBS Certificate (to apply after job offer) (Grade No Criminal Convictions) Essential
Other Health Declaration (to apply after job offer) (Grade Ofsted Approvable Standard) Essential

Things to consider

Flexibility to dance, sing (does not matter even if it’s not in tune!), run, jump, get wet, messy, muddy and play with children, no matter the weather.

About the employer

We are an award-winning but simple family-run Early Years Childcare and Education setting established in 2008. The Management Team is highly qualified in the Early Years and passionate about sharing their knowledge with the new apprentices. Cygnets' aim is to provide the best early years care and education services to children and their families within the local community.


Cygnets Childcare - Redhill






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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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