Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship at Cheddar First School WESSEX LEARNING TRUST

We are looking for an Apprentice EYFS Educator to support the Class Teacher and qualified EYFS team in our Preschool. If you are passionate about working in early years or looking for an apprenticeship to develop your skills in working with children, then working at Cheddar First Preschool could be a new and exciting opportunity.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 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

    30 hours per week, Monday - Friday Shifts will be between 7.30am - 6.00pm (30 minutes unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • A confident, caring and friendly attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, competently liaising with parents and other professionals
  • Flexibility, teamwork, and supportive of other practitioners in the setting
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and nurturing environment
  • Good working knowledge of the EYFS
  • Commitment to promoting the ethos and values of the school and getting the best outcomes for all children
  • Supporting the children in their day-to-day routines 
  • Planning and providing the children with learning and play activities to extend their development 
  • Observing the children and contributing towards observations and learning journeys 
  • Keeping the children safe at all times 

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression onto a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
  • Possible permanent job role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Cheddar First Preschool is an integral part of Cheddar First School, providing families with a supportive service dedicated to providing high quality care and promoting learning for all children. A team of experienced and well-qualified staff build excellent relationships with our children and their families so we know our children are happy and secure and parents feel confident and reassured. We are proud members of the Wessex Learning Trust, offering a seamless education journey.




Cheddar First Pre-School



BS27 3HN

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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


Philippa Bancroft



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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