Apprentice Early Years Practitioner - Intermediate (Level 2)

First Steps (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £139.75
32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 32.5 Hours Per Week, shifts to be confirmed
12 months (duration)
8 November 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
1 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

If you have started your career in childcare and are now looking to progress further - this is the perfect opportunity for you!


Our pre-schools are open term-time, Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm and within these hours we offer a variety of sessions for children aged from 2 to 5 years. All sessions are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including the Prime Areas (Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development) and Specific Areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design ), offering a stimulating and balanced curriculum, which is carefully planned and monitored to help all children reach their full potential. Our settings are well equipped and offer a wide range of activities; both of our pre-schools have outside areas that are completely enclosed and secure, with a wide range of outdoor toys and equipment.
Within your role you will be expected to do the following:

  • Supervise children
  • Provide activities
  • Assist with lunch and snack times
  • Help with toileting and nappy changing
  • Have key children, providing support for children, observation and assessment

On the job training will be completed through online training opportunities, as well as the opportunity to complete a first aid qualification
In a convenient area and along a bus route, tea and biscuits readily available for breaks, ideal hours for school times
Can be at either location - LE4 1DS or LE4 0UU

Future Prospects

Level 3 Apprenticeship or Full time job within the pre-school, may be on offer if needed. Ongoing support to find work if needed.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Passion for childcare
  • Good time reading and writing skills

Qualities Required

  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Use their initiative
  • Self motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Empathetic

Qualifications Required

GCSE's passes (or equivalent) are preferred but not essential as Functional Skills in Maths and English will be completed.

Training Provided

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.
On completion of this 12-18 month apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

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