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Apprentice Early Years Teacher London Early Years Foundation

Alongside completing your Early Years Educator level 3 qualification you will be required, to support the Nursery team in planning and organising activities and experiences for a group of children aged between 3 months – 5 years. To protect and promote the safeguarding of children

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,500.00 - £16,500.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Hours to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting Child Development
  • To support the planning and organising of activities and experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with Birth to Five Matters and LEYF Pedagogy
  • To support the maintenance of objective, accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of child development and the early years curriculum and use this in your day-to-day practice
  • Communication and Engagement
  • To communicate and engage with children to support their speech and language development using different methods i.e. Makaton, storytelling and singing
  • To communicate effectively with members of the nursery team
  • To support the nursery staff in working in partnership with parents, both formally and informally
  • To welcome parents and visitors to the nursery in a cheerful and friendly manner
  • Child Protection, Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of the Child
  • To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the nursery is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person in charge
  • To support the management of children’s behaviour and routines in line with LEYF’s polices and guidelines
  • To undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the nursery, maintaining a cleaning routine under the direction of the Nursery Leadership Team
  • To work within LEYF’ Equal Opportunities policy and contribute to maintaining an inclusive environment
  • To work within all the relevant LEYF policies and procedures
  • To participate in outings and trips including Health and Safety aspects
  • Supporting Transitions
  • To support children. Parents and carers during key transitions
  • Multi-agency and Integrated Working
  • When appropriate, to work alongside nursery staff in liaising with other professionals in an effective and timely way
  • To support improvements in quality across the nursery in line with the LEYF Pedagogy
  • Information Sharing
  • To maintain confidentiality as appropriate
  • To cascade information as needed
  • To ensure all forms of social media usage is in line with the LEYF policies and procedures i.e. workplace, snapchat etc...

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • To participate in the performance management. To regularly attend recorded (written) coach meetings and supervisions and upload these records in line with your evidence for you qualification.
  • To attend weekly training sessions as required
  • To undertake any other tasks as requested by management to support your development.
  • To provide cover in other nurseries in the local area as required by the Nursery Manager
  • To work within all LEYF policies and procedures

Shared Duties and Responsibilities.

  • To work with colleagues as part of the Nursery Team
  • To participate fully in meetings and training sessions
  • To be always an ambassador for LEYF

Key Relationships

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Nursery Team
  • Apprentice Manager
  • Provider Tutor
  • Local community
  • Other professionals and outside agencies

Major Decisions in Role

  • None

Change Management

  • Continual improvement in line with direction form the Nursery Leadership Team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Energy, enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference
  • Passionate about education and children

Personal qualities

  • Participate in your own development
  • Able to commit to a full apprenticeship programme

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum Grade C (4 or 5) in GCSE or equivalent including English and Maths
  • Level 2 Functional skills Equivalent at level 2 will be accepted

We can also take applications with a Level 2 (or lower) in childcare who want to work towards their Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification.

Future prospects

  • Guaranteed interview for Practitioner post upon successful completion of the course
  • Many roles avaible throughout London

About the employer

Together with families and communities we enable each child to be the best they can be through wonderful experiences that enrich and extend their learning. For the last 115 years we’ve seen our organisation as a catalyst for long-term social change, as well as a successful business. We reinvest all profit back into the business. This includes staff training and appreciation and continually developing our approach to learning.


London Early Years Foundation


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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Nathan walton

  • Level 3 Early Years Qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) Or complete a first aid course 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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