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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) or Early Years Educator (Level 3)

Start Date: Wednesday 1st November (or sooner)

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 18 Months if Level 2 or 24 Months if Level 3

Salary: National Minimum wage for Apprentices

Hours: Monday to Friday - 37 hours a week, Term Time Only

Closing Date:  9am on Tuesday 17th October

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team. 

Your hours will be on a flexible pattern each week but will be between the hours of 7.45am to 5.45pm pending the needs of the school

We want to get the right person, so depending on your experience and qualifications you can either complete a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship or a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship -please let us know which on your application form.

As a Maintained Nursery School we specialise in educating and caring for young children aged between 2 to 4 years old.

You will be required to work in the classrooms under the supervision of our teachers and teaching assistants.  You will also be supporting breakfast and afterschool club.

This is a genuine opportunity to work as part of the team in a maintained nursery school and could be the stepping stone for a future career in both early years and schools.  You will be regarded as a valued member of the school staff and expected to contribute to the success of a school that inspires young minds. We have a working environment that we are extremely proud of and are committed to professional development.

You will:

•Support children on a one to one basis or in small groups

•Get creative in helping a child/children to achieve their developmental steps

•Assist with breakfast/lunchtime/after school clubs

•Help with assessments and inputting of data

•Changing children as required and after training administer basic first aid.

•Take charge of resources storage

•Assist in planning and creating inspiring learning environments

•Prepare simple, healthy snacks

•Any other duties which are relevant to the smooth running of the nursery as directed by the Head Teacher, Deputy Head or members of staff.

You should:

•Be able to capture a child's attention and imagination

•Be creative and energetic and have a natural ability to facilitate learning through play

•Have excellent communication skills with both young children and adults

•Be positive about learning in a patient, nurturing and child focused manner

•Be responsible and have excellent levels of attendance and punctuality

•Love spending time outside whatever the weather

•Be caring and willing to nurture all children including those with additional needs

•Be aware of the high profile of the Nursery School and uphold our standards at all times, understanding how your behaviour reflects on your professional role

•Be flexible

You would be very welcome to visit the school ahead of applying. Please ring the school  01522 684335 or email to book an appointment.

You can find further details and the application form on our website. Please note we can only accept applications on the official form and we can not accept CVs. Please return all applications to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure medical and reference checks. All pre-employment checks are in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

Fluency Duty

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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