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Early Years Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Hilldene Primary

This role is based in the school Reception and will require you to support with the day to day routine of the children. The Early Years Educator works under the direction and control of the headteacher and class teacher.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday : Shifts between 8.30-3:30 with 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Support for pupils:

  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional, social and educational development as directed by the class teacher
  • Recognise uncharacteristic behaviour patterns in individual and/or groups of children and report these promptly to the class teacher
  • Contribute to discussions about the progress of individual children and to record observations
  • Supervise children at arrival/departure and at other designated times in the school environment, usually in the immediate vicinity of the teacher
  • Where necessary and under the direction of the teacher, act as an escort on and off school premises, normally in the presence or immediate vicinity of the teacher and in accordance with the school visits policy
  • Be responsible for first aid (after training) in the event of accident or injury and provide documentation as required
  • Promptly report signs of health problems to the class teacher
  • Provide advice and assistance as required to enable pupils to develop basic hygiene skills, supporting pupils in respecting their own and others’ needs relating to health and hygiene matters
  • Provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help for pupil(s) needs as identified in individual education plans
  • Support the specific needs of specified pupils – physical, emotional and/or behavioural

Support for the teacher(s):

  • As directed by the teacher, prepare and set out learning resources and materials, checking their condition, storage and reporting any shortages to the teacher
  • Help pupils to select equipment and materials relevant to their learning tasks and to use these safely and correctly
  • Support the work of teachers and teaching assistants in training
  • Update individual pupil records under the direction of the class teacher
  • Ensure that information for the school office is collected, collated and passed on as promptly as possible
  • Provide praise and encouragement to pupils to recognise and promote positive pupil behaviour in accordance with school discipline and behaviour policies
  • Support behaviour management at the beginning and end of lessons and during transfer around to the school
  • Where necessary, correct behaviour to maintain order and discipline
  • Report uncharacteristic behaviour patterns in individuals and incidents of inappropriate behaviour to the class teacher 
  • Support the work of teachers and teaching assistants in training

Support for the school:

  • Attend in-service training as required and meetings, including staff meetings, subject to working hours
  • Adhere to the school’s policies and procedures
  • Comply with health & safety regulations
  • Comply with the school’s requirement for the storage and security of pupil records at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Take part in the wider life of the school

Support for the curriculum

  • Have a knowledge of the teaching and learning objectives identified in the half-term and weekly planning meetings and to play an active part in these meetings subject to working hours
  • Prepare resources in collaboration with the class teacher in order to deliver the planned curriculum effectively

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with children
  • Ability to recognise and identify problems and take appropriate action
  • Ability to understand and contribute to educational programmes
  • Ability to deal with pupils’ physical and emotional needs as well as provide individual support as appropriate

Personal qualities

  • Able to work independently and use their own initiative
  • A good team player
  • Enthusiastic, positive and proactive
  • Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents maths and English Grade 5/C or above

Future prospects

  • There is an opportunity to secure a permanent position at the end of successfully completing the apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Outdoor learning is a key part of EYFS education so be prepared to be outside in all weathers

About the employer

At Hilldene Primary School we treat every child as a unique individual with their own abilities, talents and needs. We are committed to providing strong pastoral care, enabling each child to flourish, develop self-esteem and continually strive to be better.

Throughout the school we encourage a positive, determined and resilient approach to learning and aspire for every child's experience of school to be happy and rewarding. We aim to encourage curiosity, develop independence and challenge children's thinking.


Hilldene Primary


Grange Road



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Training provider

New City College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New City College


Ambreen Sabir 01708455011

  • This role is delivered a a day release at New City College Havering
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Behaviour, Skills and Knowledge

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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