- To report to the pre-school leader/deputy and advise of any concerns - To carry out risk assessments of areas within the setting when requested, and report any problems back to pre-school leader - To liaise with pre-school leader/deputy regarding your personal development/training required

Desired skills

Worked with special needs children
Experience of working with the Early Years Foundation stage
Knowledge and experience of key worker system
Working with young children in a playgroup/nursery setting
Experience of Early years foundation stage
Experience of planning fun and stimulating activities for pre-school children

Personal qualities

Friendly, flexible and adaptable.
Honest and caring
Energetic and enthusiastic
Ability to work as part of a team
Commitment to settings ethos and equal opportunity and confidentiality polices.
Comply with health & safety practices.
To take responsibility for own personal development

Desired qualifications

First Aid qualification
Child protection training
Level 2 food safety
Fire safety


NVQ2 or equivalent qualification
GCSE A-C or 9-4 in maths and english or equivalent

Future prospects

The candidate will be in a good position at the end of the apprenticeship to be considered for a role in setting if one is available at the time.

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting relevant qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid.You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.30 an hour (from April 2021 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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