Preschool & Nursery Practitioner Early Years Apprenticeship STEADY STEPS PRE-SCHOOL LTD

To work as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the pre-school leader to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    Pay may be more dependent on experience.

    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, 9.00am to 3:30pm, with 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum
  • To help set up the playroom/s for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met
  • To advise the pre-school leader of any concerns e.g. over children, safeguarding, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation
  • To attend staff meetings if required to do so
  • To attend in-service training courses and meetings as required
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is acquired as part of the job
  • To keep up-to-date with current good practice
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school leader, in accordance with the pre-school business plan/objectives

The training you will be getting

  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will have an NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner & Functional Skills in English and maths at level 1 minimum (if not achieved beforehand)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completing your apprenticeship, you may be offered a full-time position and further training
  • Options to progress onto a Level 3 qualification is also available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

This role is very active working with young children.

About the employer

Our purpose built Setting is situated in the grounds of Rowner Infant and Junior Schools. Our team of highly qualified and experienced staff provide quality care and early years education for children aged 18 months-5 years.






PO13 0DH

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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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