Early Years Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
St Martins C Of E School

Company location:
PL14 3DE

Salary per week:



  • To work with groups or individuals within the Indoor Nursery and the Outdoor Nursery, in all curricular areas under the direction of the nursery manager, in a variety of tasks to develop the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills of the Early Years children
  • To assist with learning activities across the seven areas of learning
  • To develop children’s knowledge through support and encouragement in the learning activities undertaken within the class
  • To provide opportunities for children to work towards the Early Learning Goals
  • To carry out domestic duties such as tidying up, serving snacks, organising cooking activities and changing children
  • To assist in preparing, mounting and removing wall displays
  • To help plan, prepare and set out programmes of work and activities in co-operation with the nursery manager
  • To feedback information regarding the well-being and educational and developmental needs of children to the nursery manager, parents and Headteacher as appropriate
  • To contribute to children’s learning journeys by using the Online Learning Journal, Tapestry
  • To accompany the children on class outings under the overall supervision of the nursery manager
  • To administer minor first aid (as trained), dispense medically prescribed controlled drugs in accordance with the school procedures (as trained) and to attend to children who are sick as necessary
  • To undertake the shared responsibility with the nursery manager of children’s health and safety in the class and to promote health and personal hygiene to the children throughout the activities undertaken in the classroom
  • To undertake shared responsibility with all staff for the care and maintenance of equipment and resources
  • To encourage self-control and self-discipline in the children throughout all activities undertaken in the EYFS class and to promote the positive behaviour policy
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required by the nursery manager
  • To attend staff meetings as required
  • To comply at all times with any current and future legislation relating to EYFS children
  • To be aware of the School Protection Procedures and to report any concerns noted in the course of duty in accordance with such procedures
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the School
  • To be responsible for your own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required
  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship
  • To be sympathetic to the aims and ethos of a Church School and actively promote the school vision


On our 21-month Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Some experience of working with Early Years children
  • Experience of planning & working with areas of the curriculum relating to early years
  • Recent experience working in a pre-school or Nursery setting
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • Excellent organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Empathy and understanding of children under five
  • Administrative and basic IT skills
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible.
  • A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • A creative thinker
  • A good sense of humour

Desired qualifications

  • Attainment of 4 GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications, to include maths and English
  • Qualified to start an NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care & Education or an equivalent qualification as recognised by CACHE


If a role becomes available then the apprentice can apply for it.