Advanced Early Years Apprentice Benfieldside Primary School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Early Years Apprentice to join the team at Benefieldside Primary school!

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37 Hours per week, Monday - Friday (Term time only) (including 5 Teacher Training Days)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will provide support to Teachers within a caring, supportive and stimulating environment that has high expectations for all pupils.  The apprentice will be encouraged to work as part of EYFS team, where they will experience an exciting, challenging and varied apprenticeship with high quality training which will enable you to become an experienced and qualified professional within education.

Duties to include:

  • Support staff with daily routines in and out of the classroom.
  • Learn how to provide high quality education and support children.
  • To support in the delivery of daily EYFS activities and support staff during indoor and outdoor play.
  • Support the learning of small groups or individuals with a range of needs.
  • Assisting with all aspects of teaching the EYFS curriculum and wider activities to support learning, as well as assisting with special activities in school (e.g. sporting events, open days, parent’s evenings).
  • Work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback.
  • Build positive relationships with children, families and colleagues.
  • Understand and observe the rules of confidentiality.
  • Learn, understand and implement policies and procedures within the school, including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of working with children/ in a childcare setting.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential.
  • Excellent presentation, organisation and timekeeping skills.
  • Understanding of the importance of Health and Safety.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to working in a energetic environment.
  • Interest in the care, learning and development of children.
  • Highly motivated and a team player.
  • Professional approach with a clear understanding of maintaining confidentiality.
  • Enthusiasm for working with children of all ages.

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English (at Grade C or higher), or equivalent qualifications.


Future prospects

This opportunity could possibly lead to a full time position within this establishment.

Things to consider

Pre-interview at Derwentside College is required prior to your application being submitted to the company. Be aware of vacancy location and ensure travel to work on time is achievable.

About the employer

Benfieldside Primary School offers a balance of good basic skills and a topic based approach to humanities, the arts, and sciences.


Benfieldside Primary School





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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Information Technology

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Erin Wakefield (01207) 585 914

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017