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Preschool Assistant Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2691

Ashford (

TN23 5LW


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 28/05/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2691


The Little Ark Pre School are still looking to recruit but are unable to interview during the corona crisis. Please continue to apply and KT&A will keep your application for when normal business resumes.

The Little Ark Preschool opened in September 2009 and is situated on the premises of the John Wesley CEMP School and we work closely with the school.  We are a registered charity and company and are funded independently and run by a committee made up of preschool and school staff.

We operate from one main room with access to a free flow garden.

We provide care for children from 2½ to 4 years old.

Please click here to see the employer’s website.


We require someone who is able to work as a team and support our settings aims in making sure children are able to explore in a safe and happy environment. This will include being involved with both parents and children on a day to day basis and making sure hygiene and safety are maintained as set out in our policies. You will need good people skills and be able to use your own initiative in some cases, being able to work under direction, maintaining confidentiality at all times. Duties will include setting up and tidying up each day making sure items are clean and safe and being involved in the flexible daily routines.

Training will be given to be able to provide care for children from 2½ months to 4 years old, to assist in many aspects of their daily lives through social, emotional, educational, and practical interaction, enabling them to explore and develop their self-esteem to prepare them for their transition to school.

Educating children through play, care for children’s needs, to provide a safe and stimulating environment, liaising with parents, carers and other staff, uphold good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the preschool, attend training sessions, undertake other duties as required within the nursery


Monday to Friday

8.45 to 15.15

Half hour lunch (unpaid)

6hrs per day = 30hrs per week

Term Time Only


£4.50 per hour


Good communication skills

Good written skills for record keeping

Works well in a team


Be able to work on own initiative

Hygiene awareness

Flexible working

Friendly and Approachable


GCSE Grade 4-9 (or equivalent) is required in English, minimum Grade 2 (or equivalent) in Maths

ICT (if taken) Grade 2 (or equivalent)


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.


Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2020, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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