Early Years Educator Dubmire Primary School

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Dubmire Daycare as an Early Years Educator. With help from this supportive setting, candidates will gain the skills and knowledge needed to complete a Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Educator.

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Closing date: 20 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

    Approx. 37 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The applicant will work with babies up to 5 year old, but will predominately be within the baby room. Some of the duties will be:

  • Plan and provide a programme of activities for children as up to 5 years old
  • Support childcare practitioners and senior staff in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the nursery
  • Complete key worker files, developmental records and observations as appropriate
  • Complete daily/weekly diaries, attend regular staff meetings
  • Adhere to and promote all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure Health & Safety and hygiene of the nursery is to a high standard  
  • To work and learn within our Early Years Team assisting with planning and implementing activities with individual or groups of children promoting effective teaching and learning.
  • To promote the inclusion of all children
  • Support each child basic needs of feeding, toileting, etc.
  • Act as a role model and learn to set achievable expectations
  • Assist in a safe working environment both inside and outside .
  • Encourage children to interact and work co-operatively with others
  • Promote safeguarding in all aspects of our service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to work to timescales
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as individually
  • Ability to follow Health and Safety and Safeguarding guidelines
  • Good ICT skills    

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to use own initiative

Qualifications required


  • Candidates must hold a GCSE Grade A* - C  in Maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

The possibility of employment within the school on completion of qualification.

About the employer

At Dubmire Daycare is to offer all children the opportunity to strive and to ensure our environment and resources promote equal inclusion. The staff at Dubmire Daycare are committed to working in close partnership with parents/carers and other professionals in providing quality childcare and education for each individual child. We aim to offer support and guidance to families in order to ensure each child has the best start in life. Nursery staff plan using the Early Years Foundation Stage 0-5 years. This curriculum is developmentally appropriate and matched to the needs and interests of the individual child. Dubmire Daycare is an integral part of Dubmire Community Primary School and we aim to support our children in making a seamless transition to the next phase of their education.


Dubmire Primary School


Britannia Terrace

Houghton Le Spring


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Training provider

An Advanced Level Apprenticeship in the Early Years Educator including:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator.
  • Paediatric 1st Aid
  • Food Safety

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Springboard Sunderland Trust


Lynsey Jacobs 0191 5155331 ljacobs@springboard-ne.org

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017