Pre-School Practitioner Apprentice | Merstham

Job purpose: While completing their level three early years educator course through Best Practice Network, the Pre-School Practitioner Apprentice will be a valuable assistant to the YMCA pre-school team in delivering the highest quality of care and curriculum in line with Ofsted guidelines. They will inspire by delivering an exciting, child-led, play based curriculum. In the holidays when the preschool is not running, the apprentice will develop their skills and knowledge by working on our Y-Kids Holiday Club or a disability scheme.

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week | 08:30-15:30 year round. Hours can be discussed at interview.

Location: Merstham, Surrey

Salary / pay rate: £4.81 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.

Annual leave: Four weeks (pro-rata) plus bank holidays usually to be taken during school holidays when your attendance at work is not required. Holidays increase after two years service to a maximum of five weeks pro-rata after six years service. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year

Benefits: The post holder will be entitled to free use of the YMCA East Surrey fitness centre in Redhill and half price YMCA childcare for dependents. There is free parking available at both our sites. YMCA East Surrey also operates a Bike to Work Scheme. There is a YMCA East Surrey pension scheme - details available on request

Closing date & interviews: There is no closing date for this role and applications will be assessed as they are received.


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