Apprentice Early Years Educator – Rainbow Pre-school, London,N10 2PT RAINBOW PRESCHOOL

This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to progress to your Level 3 childcare qualification while also gaining valuable job experience. Various duties, such as activities with the children and ensuring their safety, will be completed throughout this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Note: Pay shown is for all year round so you will be paid PRO-RATA to reflect that you will be working term time only. (39 weeks + 4.71 weeks annual leave per annum).

    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

    Hours - Monday/Wednesday/Thursday - 8:30am - 4:30pm & Tuesday/Friday - 8:30am - 1:00pm -- (total - 33hrs) – During term time only. To be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main task required of the job:

  • Be responsible for preparing and mounting wall displays
  • Be responsible for completing spontaneous observations and adding this to children's records as appropriate
  • Help to settle children in the nursery and liaise with parents daily
  • Work in the team to plan celebratory activities and cards for their key children i.e., Mother’s Day, Easter, Eid etc.
  • Ensure all children always have access to drinking water both indoors and outdoors
  • Record any accidents and incidents which may occur during the day
  • To conform to the nursery dress code
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality within the nursery
  • To put into practice the nursery’s policies and procedures
  • To work positively within the team structure and be included in the staff duty rotas
  • Generally, assist the staff when and where appropriate
  • Participate in staff training and staff meetings
  • Familiarise yourself with children’s individual care and dietary needs and ensure they are maintained, respected, and always followed
  • To respect and keep tidy all playrooms during and after use

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Training location to be confirmed 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Rainbow Pre School would like the candidate to continue their career with the company and potential for future qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-5) Desired

About the employer

Have a child aged between 2-5 years? Want to offer them a fun and educational experience? At Rainbow Pre-School, we can offer this. Established in 1979 we are a reputable playgroup and our friendly team are experts in giving your child the best pre-school experience possible. We offer morning and afternoon sessions giving your child a safe and fun environment in which to express themselves and develop. We cover all areas of learning and have set topics for each term based on the national curriculum. If you would like to download an application form or an information booklet, please see link at the bottom of the page. We frequently bring in outside agencies including the police, the fire brigade, dentists and a variety of seasonal activities and religious celebrations to educate your child. Our pre-school activities include Early writing, early reading, early numeracy and we cover all areas of development Set topics and play time Qualified music teacher comes in weekly Term time only, following the Haringey term dates 3 and 4 year olds get funded for up 15 hours a week Why choose Rainbow Pre-School? Warm and friendly team who are always happy to help Fun and educational Places currently available We have disabled facilities and take children with special needs We are a registered charity - 1026005 We are registered with Ofsted - 140447 We are proud members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance We work in conjunction with Eco-Schools We serve areas in and around Muswell Hill, London including: N2, N6, N7, N8, N10, N11, N17, N22 At Rainbow Pre-School, we lay the groundwork to set up your child for school life.






N10 2PT

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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


Sally Baldwin


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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