Level 2 Early Years Apprentice at The Red Room Pre-school, Chewton Mendip THE RED ROOM PRE-SCHOOL

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Apprentice EYFS practitioner. They will be a strong team player and be able to work in a busy a diverse setting, communicating well with staff and children and promoting good relationships with our families whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,321.60 to £13,087.36

    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, term time, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 22

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Apprentice EYFS practitioner to motivate and inspire children aged between 2-5 years old in our Nursery.

The successful candidate will be willing to work towards a relevant level 2 qualification and to work in an Early Years setting with 2-5 year olds.

As our apprentice you will:

• Be a strong team player working in a busy and diverse setting.
• Have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
• Have a flexible and positive attitude and be able to work as part of a team. To be able to take direction from senior staff members.
• Complete all learning tasks on time.
• Be reliable, punctual and organised.
• Communicate well with staff, children and their families.
• Be able to take notes and be able to use simple computer forms.
• Comply with existing pre-school dress code.
• Have a positive attitude to working as part of a team and have good communication skills.
• Maintain confidentiality with all information relating to pre-school children, their families and staff.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible further employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

We are open during Somerset term times only. Parking is available in Chewton Church car park which is situated behind Chewton Mendip School. We may require some flexible working from 7.45am or until 4.40pm to cover for existing staff absences. Our safer recruiting policy requires and enhanced DBS check and full employment checks prior to taking up the post.

About the employer

The Red Room Pre-school was started in 1991 by a group of parents from Ston Easton. It began in the Village Hall with 12 children, donated equipment and volunteer staff. The Pre-school moved to a permanent site attached to Chewton Mendip Primary school in 2005. We have always had highly qualified child care professionals and have consistently gained the highest outcomes in Ofsted inspections, most recently renewing our rating as "Outstanding" in December 2019.








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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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