You will be responsible for a small group of key children and regularly post observations. you are responsible for forging strong relationships with parents/carers and should be confident in handing over each day. You will be required to complete training provided by our Local Authority and your induction will include in-house induction training

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2024

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 to Friday 8.30am-3.15pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The practitioner should support the Manager in providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children.  To achieve this the practitioner will:

Working with Children

  • Help prepare and fully set out the inside and external environment before children arrive and, once children have left, pack away equipment and ensure any broken or unsafe equipment is reported to a member of the management team
  • Conduct Input time at the beginning of each session, as requested by management
  • Support all children to access the curriculum
  • Support children during learning activities - supporting all aspects of development
  • Promote children’s social and emotional development
  • To follow the staff deployment rota, engaging in focussed activities when planned to do so
  • Follow safeguarding policies at all times – on or off-site
  • Ensure all children arrive and leave the setting safely, following the strategies implemented in the Entry and Departure Policy 

Working with Parents and Carers

  • Establish and maintain relationships with parents and carers
  • Respond appropriately to parents or questions, advising the management team of any complaints 


  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils, completing accident records, medical records and conducting daily risk assessments as neccessary within the setting
  • Contribute to the system of observation and assessment, ensuring children’s individual Learning journies are continually updated
  • To complete the daily register for children's attendance
  • Sign in and out of the setting
  • To complete relevant documentation required of the individual role 


  • Appear presentable and wear any appropriate uniform on a daily basis, ensuring this is regularly washed
  • Advise the manager or deputy of any matters requiring attention, such as concerns about a child or equipment needing repair or replacement
  • Act as a valuable team member supporting other staff members and students or volunteers
  • To attend courses that enhance the practice of the individual and improve the setting as a whole - completing a course evaluation form to share good practice with other team members
  • To attend staff meetings, contributing to decision making and other relevent exercises as requested
  • To participate in inservice training, that enhances the practice of individuals and the provision itself
  • Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff
  • To attend parents' evenings and additional events out of normal working hours, when requested by management
  • To engage in one-to-one meetings with management to assess individual development needs and progress; identifying objectives and strategies with a commitment to working towards achieving them
  • To ensure the setting remains clean and tidy, abiding by the setting’s Health and Safety policy
  • Prepare daily snacks appropriately and hygienically
  • To complete any other reasonable duties, as requested by the management in order to enhance the setting
  • To read Policies and Procedures termly to ensure up-to-date at all times

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship Standard:

The successful applicant will be allocated with an assessor who will visit them in the workplace once every 6-8 weeks

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time permanent role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Lapal Grange Preschool is a small, independent preschool in the Halesowen area. We are passionate about childcare and we are committed to staff professional development in order to improve the care and learning experiences for our children. We care for up to 32 children per session aged from 2 years old up to school age. We operate in one room and have a large outside area. Teamwork is of the utmost importance to us and staff welfare is a key element of our setting. We are a packaway setting so the job will require some physical lifting. We are open from 9am to 3pm and require staff to be available for setting up from 8.30am and stay until 3.15pm if required. Lapal Grange Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore the successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Disclosure and enrol in the update system. A minimum of two references will be contacted.




Bournebrook Crescent


B62 0HY

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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


Maadiyah Hamid


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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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