Apprentice Early Years Educator Linchfield Community Primary School

As Apprentice Early Years Educator you will liaise and communicate with all staff across the Nursery, displaying flexibility, initiative and professionalism throughout daily routines and activities. You will be working in partnership with parents, communicating well and building relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 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

    Monday to Friday to cover school hours term time only.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Working within Linchfield Community Primary School's Pre-School where children start from age two-and-a-half, your day to day duties will include:
  • Maintain health and safety standards in accordance with the Pre-School policies
  • Maintain the safety, security, physical and emotional welfare of the Children in the Pre-School
  • Follow Pre-School policies and procedures and comply with the Employee handbook
  • Support Pre-School staff in the provision of activities and experiences appropriate to Children’s level of development
  • Complete Children’s development files and build excellent working relationships with parents
  • To assist and work positively within the team in staff duty rotas, including the care of toys and equipment and the preparation of food and drink
  • To attend staff meetings
  • To respect confidentiality across the Pre-school
  • To attend the Boston College Spalding Campus one fixed day per week during term-time for your Advanced Early Years Educator Apprenticeship training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good understanding of safeguarding children
  • Ability to meet children’s individual needs
  • Ability to use judgment and common sense
  • Good understanding of child development and how to apply it in practice
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willingness to undertake on-going training
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines and target
  • An understanding of confidentiality
  • The ability to work with young children and their families in sensitive, positive and non-judgmental ways
  • An understanding of equal opportunities
  • Knowledge of how children learn and develop
  • The ability to build good working relationships with relevant agencies, schools and early years practitioners
  • Ability to plan workloads and set priorities.

Personal qualities

  • An understanding of good quality childcare
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and parent partnership
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above), including English and Maths (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The School will look to develop the right people within the business.

About the employer

Linchfield Community Primary School is larger than most Primary Schools and is situated in the market town of Deeping St James, Lincolnshire. The school is one of 4 in The Deepings. Our vision is to provide an inspirational environment where all individuals are challenged to fulfil their potential. General Aims •To inspire children enabling them to develop a love of learning and to become independent thinkers. •To encourage a caring, well-mannered ethos, with mutual respect for all. •To provide thought-provoking and enjoyable learning experiences, building upon the strengths and talents of our community. •To prepare our children to be the citizens of tomorrow. Ofsted has rated this school as Good.


Linchfield Community Primary School


Crowson Way



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Training provider

As this course is predominately a work placement, as an Apprentice you will spend between 30-40 hours a week in a working environment.

You will study a range of core units and will also be able to choose a range of optional units to suit your placement needs.

You will learn about the national legislation and policy that supports children in the early year's sector and how to support children's learning and development. During your Apprenticeship you will also received tuitions and presentations from various professionals.

Your Apprenticeship framework is made up of the following elements:

  • Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
  • English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
  • ICT - Level 1 or Level 2 is a requirement of some Apprenticeships unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
  • ERR - Employee Rights and Responsibilities, which includes health and safety, equality and diversity as well as employment legislation.
  • PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which includes team working, creative thinking and reflective learning.
  • Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship frameworks include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.
  • Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.

On some frameworks, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.

As a Boston College student you will have access to new library facilities and IT equipment. A variety of food and drinks from the College coffee shop, bistro and canteen. The College also provides free parking and learners during term time and recreational activities. 

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Boston College


Liz King 01205 365701

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017