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Early Years Apprentice - First Friends Preschool



27th June 2024

Employer Description

First Friends Preschool is a 30 place Registered charity, committee - led Early Years Care and Education provider, situated 3 miles from Sudbury, Suffolk. We are based in our own purposed built building in the grounds of Great Waldingfield Primary school. The staff team consists of 6 qualified educators, including Manager, Deputy and SENDCO. We have a lovely indoor and outdoor learning environment, including our own wild garden/mud kitchen area. We are registered for children from 2 years to starting school.

Main description

The role of the Early Years Apprentice is to help ensure all children receive outstanding quality care and education and support families to thrive. Meeting the children’s individual needs, creating an enriched learning environment and working alongside the Nursery Leadership Team to implement and promote the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What you will do in your working day:

You will be working with children between the ages of 2-5 years, helping support children’s play and nurture their development.
You will be involved in organising activities, in the assessment and record keeping of children's learning and development and working in partnership with colleagues and parents.
You will work alongside experienced Early Years Educators, have a dedicated mentor and have the support of your fellow apprentices.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent English Literature and / or Language (Grade at least C / grade 4) - Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade at least C / grade 4) - Desired

Skills required

Communication skills
Team working

Training to be Provided

The learner will be studying the Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
Day release to West Suffolk College.
Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

Things to consider

First Friends is situated in a village 2 miles outside Sudbury. It is on a public transport route, but buses may not run in time with opening hours.

Future Prospects

From here, the right candidate may develop their career at First Friends. You might opt for a managerial route or you could specialise in areas that excite you such as special educational needs, disability, speech, and language. The Level 3 Diploma can also be used as a stepping-stone towards: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership, Honours Degree in Early Years, Early Years Teacher (EYITT) or Primary Teacher (QTS).

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 04/09/2024


£11,648 per year


This job is located in Sudbury, Suffolk

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West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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