Sir Robert Geffery’s Pre-School

Sir Robert Geffery’s Pre-School

£4.81 per hour

Saltash and Surrounding Areas

Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GL250822

Sir Robert Geffery’s Pre-School is currently looking for either a Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years Apprentice to join their team in Landrake, near Saltash.

The Apprentice’s Role

This is an Early Years Apprenticeship position, supporting children’s development within all areas of learning from the age of 18 months to 4 years. To work within a small team and take on various roles from supporting children in their development to setting up and planning for activities, cleaning and sorting equipment.

As part of your role, your main tasks will include:

  • Assisting Early Years Practitioners in supporting the learning and development of children aged from 18 months to school age
  • Assisting in setting up the room for activities and organising outdoor activities
  • Cleaning and packing resources away making sure the environment is safe and secure
  • Encourage children to explore their creativity and emotional well being

Working Hours: You will be required to work Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 3:30pm.

Wages: £4.81 per hour, National Apprenticeship Wage.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Sir Robert Gefferys Pre-School is based in Landrake, near Saltash. They support the learning and development of children aged from 18 months to school age.

It is a term-time only setting and encourages children to explore their creativity and emotional well being.

Past Apprentices

This employer is very keen to utilise the apprenticeship programme to recruit new long term staff. In the past they have employed two apprentices, one of which has progressed through their level 2 and level 3, and have now moved on to their Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Potential to have a full time position after acheiving a full qualification either within the setting or another early years setting.

Skills Required

The employer is looking for someone with good communication skills, who is willing to join a busy team. They will need to have good timekeeping skills, be able to adhere to all of the settings policies and procedures and have a genuine interest in working with children and young people.

Personal Qualities

In order to be successful for this role, the apprentice will need to be outgoing, creative and confident. They will also need to have a keen interest in the early years education sector.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-E (9/2) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as Functional Skills.

Additional Requirements

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

Level 2 or Level 3 Early Years Standard Apprenticeship

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification, you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School