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Pre-School Apprentice L2/L3

Green Shoots Pre-School | Part-time

Posted 2 months ago

Setting type: Pre-school

Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024

Ref no: GS1

32 hours per week, 8am-4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,  term time only approx. £668 per calendar month.

Starting in July or September 2024.

Apprenticeship through Aspire Training, helpful tutors, paid study time in work hours and experienced staff team for support.

The right candidate would work closely with the staff team to provide care and meaningful play activities for all children including outdoor learning. You will be able to communicate well with young children. As a member of the team you will be supported to contribute to creating learning experiences designed to improve outcomes for pre-school children. 

  • Once settled and completed the probationary period: To take the responsibility of being the key person for a group of children within the setting with additional support from the management team. This will include:

              - working closely with children, parents and carers (including regular reviews)

              - being a role model for quality interaction within the setting

              - taking accurate and effective observations and helping children develop their ‘WOW' journals

              - observing and assessing children’s development and keeping accurate records of their  achievement

              - planning and preparing exciting play opportunities that meet children’s individual    developmental needs, that are based upon children’s interests, and that stimulates their learning  and integration within the setting

              - supporting all transition processes and sharing information with appropriate agencies (i.e. dual   placement, learning support, safeguarding) including passing on all relevant information to the management team

  • To ensure that a caring, stimulating and inclusive environment is provided for all children, throughout the day including snack and lunch times. Where quality communication and interaction consistently takes into account individual developmental needs, and enables children to reach their full potential.
  • To participate in storytelling, singing, makaton, physical activity, letters and sounds, science, modelling and encouraging positive social relationships, and assessing early identification of children’s needs with additional support from the management team.
  • To help support the children’s behaviour and routines in line with the pre-school’s policies and guidelines with additional support from the management team.
  • To ensure all Green Shoots policies and procedures are followed correctly, e.g. safeguarding, inclusion, health and safety, equality of opportunity, recording of accidents and the collection of children and to undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and setting.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received at all times.
  • To share tasks necessary as part of the general upkeep, tidiness and cleanliness of the pre-school environment and resources, and which contribute to the general well-being of the team.
  • To participate in and contribute to regular staff meetings, one to ones, appraisals and training including INSET days so as to improve skills and knowledge and develop a positive attitude that enhances practice.
  • To undertake any other tasks, as requested by the management team, that are necessary for the smooth running of the pre-school and the welfare of the children in its care.
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism, both inside and outside the setting.
  • To establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents/carers in a way that supports children’s learning and development and values parental involvement
  • To work alongside the Management Team and staff team to ensure that the pre-school’s vision and values are fulfilled. To ensure the provision is of a high quality environment to meet the needs of all children.
  • To take on daily tasks to support the smooth running of our setting.
  • To be a positive role model for children and other staff members, with regards to communication, managing behaviour, having quality social interactions, and having a ‘can do’ attitude towards experiences and challenges
  • To participate and take an active role for reflective practice, QUEST, development projects, ACE (achievements, celebrations and Evaluations) and to the support offered my the management team
  • To study, complete off the job tasks and complete apprenticeship qualification.



  • commitment to providing a safe, caring and inclusive setting
  • willingness to attend and complete training/apprenticeship programme


  • Knowledge of what its like to be a child; how to play with them; and what little children like to do

Skills and Ability

  • friendly person, keen to learn, communication skills, able to have fun and get a bit messy!


  • GCSE results in Maths and English
  • First aid training
  • Some experience in working with children

Physical effort

  • Occasional need to pick up small children in emergencies or if a child is distressed.
  • Setting up and packing away equipment(tables/chairs, bookcase/resources etc).
  • Will need to work outside when children request it and for planned outings, this will be in all weather conditions.

This job description only contains the main accountabilities relating to this post and does not describe in detail all the duties required to carry them out.