Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship at Waterloo Road Community Pre-School, Wellington Waterloo Road Community Pre-School

You will support colleagues within the setting as part of the pre-school team to support the aims and objectives of the setting. This includes providing safe, high-quality education and care for young children and acting as a keyworker to a group of children undertaking observations and implementing activities to further children’s learning.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

    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

    Shifts between the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday, allowing for study day. Term time only

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties And Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with the implementation of the curriculum (EYFS framework) by providing safe, creative, and appropriate educational opportunities for all children within an inclusive environment to ensure all children can learn interact and fulfil their potential 
  • To act as a key worker to a small group liaising closely with parents/carers to ensure individual needs are met, and record keeping relating to the progress and development of all children 
  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships 
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families and other staff members which are acquired as part of the job role 
  • To ensure that activities are carried out in safe and responsible manner in accordance with statutory responsibilities, and to advise the pre-school manager of any concerns over children and equipment etc.  
  • Ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop 
  • Significant elements of inside and outside work including leading outdoor play 
  • To work with a range of people including parents, families and other professionals and agencies 
  • Promoting positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging children to take responsibility of their own behaviour 
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of all children and young people in the workplace ensuring the settings policies and procedures are always observed 
  • To ensure that effective health and safety procedures are carried out in within the setting and record and report accidents and incidents through the relevant systems 
  • To ensure you keep yourself up to date with current good practice and current policies and procedures and adhere to these 
  • To attend in-house training, courses and staff meetings as required that are in relation to your job title 
  • Have a positive approach to continuous professional development
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties in accordance with pre-school business plan/objectives 

Essential Criteria:  

  • Willingness to learn 
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check which confirms suitability to work with children 
  • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities  
  • Commitment to improving outcomes for children and their families 
  • A friendly and flexible approach to the job role 
  • Health clearance for the job role 
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative 
  • Working as part of a team 
  • This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received

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
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be chance of employment at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) 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. The role is term-time only so the pay is calculated on a pro-rata basis for 39 weeks.

About the employer

An early years childcare setting for children aged 2-4 years. Our curriculum aim is to create ‘Happy, Healthy and Confident Learners’ We provide an ‘in the moment’ curriculum responding to the interests of the children.


Waterloo Road Community Pre-School


Waterloo Road Community Pre-School

Waterloo Road


TA21 8JQ

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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


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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