Pre-School Practitioner Apprentice with Mini Adventures

27 March 2024

Job Title:                                       Pre-School Practitioner Apprentice

Employer:                                     Mini Adventures Pre-School

Location:                                  Rockingham Road,

                                                        Market Harborough,

                                                        LE16 7BA

Pay:                                                 £6.40 per hour

Daily Hours:                                  Monday to Friday shifts between 9am and 5pm- PART TIME

Qualification:                                 Level 2 Early Years Practitioner OR Level 3 Early Years Educator                       

Duration:                                        16-18 months

Level 2 Units Covered:

·         Exploring roles and opportunities

·         Supporting SEN or disabilities

·         Supporting effective communication

·         Supporting health and safety

·         Child development up to 7 years

·         Working with parents and professionals

·         Supporting activities & educational programmes

·         Promoting wellbeing

·         Safeguarding young children



Level 3 Units Covered:

·         Continued professional development

·         Speech and language

·         Equality and diversity

·         Partnership working

·         Planning & implementing activities for children

·         Learning development, observations & theories

·         Safeguarding

·         Supporting positive behaviour

·         Health, safety, and welfare

·         Transitions


How the Apprenticeship works:

As an Apprentice, you’re employed just like anyone else, but spend some of your week studying towards a qualification. Basically, you earn while you learn!


You have monthly Teams Meetings (2-3 hrs.) with your Tutor, complete assignments/worksheets and study independently – all at work. You spend a minimum of 6 hours in Training, Learning & Development Activities that all develop your Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours, again all at work, and in work time, so NO homework!!

At the end of your programme, you have a final assessment (EPA) made up of Multiple Choice Qs, Presentations of your work and Q&A’s. You will receive lots of 1-2-1 support (including Mocks to prepare you for this!)


·         Have Grade 4/C Or Above In GCSE English And Maths (Or Equivalent)

·         Have lived in the UK for 3 years+

·         BE AVAILABLE TO START NOW! Apprenticeships start all year round

About the employer & website link:

Mini Adventures pre-school provides high quality childcare in a safe and happy environment. We encourage the children, through play activities, to learn and develop at their own pace. We offer a wide range of challenging and stimulating experiences through which they can achieve this. Our aim is to provide individual, high-quality childcare in a fun, caring and comfortable environment.


For more information, please visit https://www.miniadventures.co.uk

About the role:

You’ll be responsible for providing the best physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children, and work as part of a team to provide an environment in which all children can play, develop and learn. You’ll build and maintain a strong partnership working with parents to enable children’s needs to be met.


Daily Duties:

·         Deliver the EYFS ensuring that individual needs and interests of children are met, including disabilities, family cultures and medical histories

·         Keep records of key children’s developments and learning journeys and share with parents & carers

·         Develop strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to support learning needs

·         Advise management of concerns, e.g., regarding children, parents, safety, maintaining confidentiality

·         Be involved in out-of-working hours activities, e.g., training, staff meetings, summer fayres etc.

·         Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the provision’s philosophy is fulfilled.

·         Read, understand, and adhere to all policies and procedures

·         Support nursery assistants, students, and volunteers.

·         Ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.

·         Lead on additional responsibilities such as SENCO, training coordinator, safeguarding etc.


Apprenticeships are very demanding as you are working towards a qualification whilst working full time! You will need to be committed and motivated as there is lots of self-guided work involved.




                     Team working           




                     Problem Solving

                     Non judgemental     




Desired Experience and Qualifications:

·         GCSE or equivalent English and Maths grade 4/C or above

·         Some childcare experience e.g., babysitting or taking care of younger family members

Future Opportunities:

if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Future Careers:

·         Assistant Childminder

·         Nursery Assistant

·         Nursery Nurse

·         Nursery Practitioner

·         Nanny

·         Early Years Workers

·         Early Years Practitioner

Please go to https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Early-Years-Practitioner-Overview-L2.pdf for more information.


INTERESTED? Before you apply….

·         Make sure you’ve fully read and understood the advert, the company, and the qualification.

·         Are you committed to completing the apprenticeship qualification?

·         Do you meet the eligibility criteria?

·         Have you explained in your CV/Cover letter why you are applying and what interests you about this qualification?

·         Is your CV up to date and relevant to this role? If you need help with this, please use our CV template: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Candidate-CV-Advice-Template-1.docx

What happens next?

If you’re application is successful, you will receive a phone call from our Recruitment Consultant. So, please ensure that this is apprenticeship programme is of interest to you as it will be a minimum 12-month commitment. If you are interested in an apprenticeship but unsure what you would like to do, please contact us for advice: https://www.ctskills.co.uk/contact-us/

After this phone call, you will be requested to complete a supporting statement that will be added to your CV before being sent to the employer. You will then be sent English and Maths assessments and a Basic Information Form to complete. The assessments must take at least 30 minutes and you need to achieve a Level 1 or above to be put forward for the position. You will also be asked to complete a Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours assessment (KSB) to recognise any prior learning related to the qualification.

Work Level
Level 2
Employment Type
Part Time
£6.40 per hour
Mini Adventures Pre-School
Apprenticeship Course
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 OR Early Years Educator Level 3
16-18 months
CT Skills
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