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Early Years Educator Parkside Primary School

To work in partnership and complementary to the Nursery, Reception Teacher or lead professional, in order to help meet the aims of the Nursery. To provide service delivery within the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, Every Child Matters and Ofsted Care Standards (Under 3s)

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (Term Time Only including inset days)

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Support for Children:

  • Share responsibility for safety, health and welfare of children at all times
  • Ensure all children have access to the full curriculum
  • Relate well to children
  • Guide the development of children's social behaviour and attitudes
  • Frequently supervise children on activities without a teacher present including outdoor activities
  • Observing and assessing children's development and progress
  • Keeping accurate records of observation, assessment and development of children
  • Acting as a key worker for a group of children 

Support for the Teacher: 

  • Organising materials and equipment for use within the nursery
  • Sharing responsibility for care and maintenance of resources and equipment
  • Assisting in preparation and clearing up of activities and encouraging children to help
  • Sharing responsibility for display
  • Contributing to curriculum development ensuring a stimulating environment
  • Taking responsibility for specific activities already planned for
  • Taking on other tasks such as Lunch Time Supervision
  • Attend weekly staff and planning meetings 

Support for the Parents:

  • Encourage parents and carers to be involved in the setting and their children's learning
  • Establish good relationships with parents / carers
  • Build up a trusting relationship with parents / carers of key worker group
  • Take part in home visits when appropriate and required 

Supporting the Early Years Setting - School or Children's Centre 

  • Support the aims and policies of the setting
  • Promote the ethos of the setting at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knowledge and Understanding of:

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (essential)
  • Child Development (essential)
  • Learning through play (essential)
  • Child Protection guidelines (essential)
  • Maintaining a safe environment (essential)
  • Good standard of written (essential)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
  • Ability to use computers (desirable)
  • Ability to work as part of a team (essential)

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Caring
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for the job (essential)

Desired qualifications

Good standard of education is required:

  • GCSE at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English


  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English are essential

Future prospects

  • Further or Higher Education
  • Sustainable Employment in your chosen sector
  • Support to secure employment upon completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

Participate in training and performance management as required.

Have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

About the employer

Our aim at Parkside Primary School is to encourage in our children the enjoyment of learning by providing activities both in and outside the classroom which help to develop confident, happy and successful individuals.


Parkside Primary School



Wellington Avenue


E4 6RE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by WALTHAM FOREST LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL


Andrea Creary 07816132855

  • Level 3 Early Years Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • City & Guilds combined knowledge and competency-based qualification
  • Work-based learning
  • 20% off the job training
  • Training is delivered on-line and face to face
  • A Skills Coach Assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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