First Friends Pre-School

Apprentice Early Years Educator - Advanced (Level 3)

First Friends Pre-School (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,754.20
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 8.15 - 3.15
18 months (duration)
8 September 2022(start date)
Early years educator (apprenticeship standard)
26 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

First Friends Preschool is a registered charity, early years care and education provider led by a committee, situated three miles from Sudbury, Suffolk. We are based in our own purposed built building in the grounds of Great Waldingfield Primary school.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each childs individual needs are met 
  • Work towards the apprenticeship standards with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The apprentice will be learning the Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship standard
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A possible permanent position as an early years level 3 qualified member of staff upon completion of apprenticeship.

Reality Check

A successfully applicant would require an enhanced DBS. First Friends is a village location with limited public transport from Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Colchester.

Skills Required

Team working, Communication skills, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
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