Early Years Practitioner Apprentice

  • Englefield Green Montessori School
  • Surrey
  • £5.28 per hour

Are you looking for your start into a rewarding career in childcare? Englefield Green Montessori School have a fantastic opportunity for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice. You will be required to supervise and support children’s play and extend their interests, whilst ensuring their safety at all times. Term time only.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    244874
  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    09/01/2024
  • Start Date
    08/04/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Surrey
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Childcare
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    Englefield Green Montessori School

Description

Englefield Green Montessori School provides high quality education and care for children aged between 2 - 5 years.

The Montessori school looks beyond the retention of knowledge. It works with each child to develop confidence, independence, and a desire to learn thereby preparing them for their future education.

As an apprentice you will be expected to work with both individuals and groups of children aged 2 – 5 years and ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children within the setting.

Main Duties:

Support all staff and engage with a positive attitude.

•To assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities with a safe and caring environment. Consulting with children and involving them where possible.

•Under the supervision-provide refreshments and ensuring good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained.

Under supervision – Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day to day caring and early learning needs.

Under supervision – ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical history.

To advise management, e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.

To be involved in and out of working hour activities, e.g training, monthly staff meetings, parent’s evenings, fayres. Etc.

To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as, administration, domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment. Etc.

To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.

To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. Including confidentiality, emergency and fire evacuation procedures.

To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the role.

To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold it’s standards at all times, both in work hours and outside.

To be aware of and know who is responsible to lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training co-ordinator, safeguarding officer etc.

Administering first aid when necessary and completing relevant paperwork.


School holidays as annual leave!

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 244874)

Company website : https://www.egmos.com/

  • Passionate about a career in early years and working with children.
  • Positive
  • Thinks outside the box
  • Has good initiative
  • GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or Functional Skills Level 1

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Englefield Green will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Englefield green’s dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

Good communication skills.

Friendly, approachable, kind and caring.

A good sense of humour.

A willingness to muck in.

An ability to work as part of a team and to use your own initiative.

Honest, trustworthy, imaginative.

A passion for play-based approach to children’s learning and development.

A commitment to complete a task even a story which has been interrupted multiple times.

A team player who can be flexible with both children and staff.


  • Further training to include Makaton, to enhance communication and language opportunities with all the children. Ability to progress within the nursery once your training has been completed.

We have an onsite car park. We are about a mile away from the village up a lane, close to Savill Gardens in Windsor Great Park. There are buses that visit Englefield Green which would then require a walk if you don’t have your own transport.

DBS required

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