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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Eastwood Community School

As an Early Years Practitioner at Eastwood Primary School you will work effectively as part of the Early Years team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children to enable them to learn and thrive.

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Closing date: 11 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting at £5.30 age dependant, rising to £9.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties / Responsibilities

·         Contribute towards providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and

·         intellectual care for children in EYFS.

·         Support children learning numeracy and language skills through play and interactive games.

·         Assist with the supervision of activities, such as arts and crafts, music, cooking, outdoor provision and trips / visits.

·         Understand and adhere to school/EYFS policies and procedures, particularly in

·         relation to safeguarding, behaviour, health and safety and emergencies.

·         Liaise with parents/carers to share information about their child’s progress.

Support for children

·         Alongside school staff, deliver an exciting play programme suitable to the age ranges

·         and developmental needs of children in the setting.

·         Assist with planning and delivering activities which help children work towards achieving

·         the Early Learning Goals (ELGs).

·         Assist with providing a caring and stimulating environment for all children, including those with additional needs, which takes into account their developmental needs and allows them to reach their full potential.

·         Play an active role in observing children in the setting to identify their individual needs and

·         make recommendations to the setting leader for requirements where necessary.

·         Assist in setting up areas of provision in order to progress and develop learning.

·         Demonstrate a genuine care for the children in the setting, effectively supervising groups

·         of children in your responsibility, and ensuring their safety at all times.

·         Take an active interest in children and their families, treating them with respect at all

·         times and maintaining high levels of communication with parents/carers in particular, welcoming their concerns and questions.

·         Provide support for any children with SEND and liaise with colleagues and the setting leaders to promote their welfare and development as required.

·         Provide intimate care for children where required, ensuring this is done in line with the

·         School’s Intimate Care Policy.

·         Ensure positive management of children’s behaviour, in line with the school’s

·         Relationships and Behaviour Policy.



What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site. We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentices OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.  

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Practitioner)

Award in Pediatric First Aid 

College Attendance

Will be required one day a week for 12.3 months

Personal and people Development 

Working on your own as well as part of a team, seeking help and guidance when you are not sure

Health, Safety and Security 

Maintain a safe and healthy working environment 
Adhering to legislations appropriate to the industry 

Equality and Diversity 

Follow the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion 

Functional Skills Qualification - if applicable

Level 2 Functional Skills in English 
Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

End point assessment : support learner with portfolio, multiple choice question exam, observation and interview with the end point assessor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time job upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Ability to work with children, Show creativity, Excellent communication, Planning skills, Willingness to achieve, Awareness of health and safety, Understanding food hygiene, Calm and caring nature, Flexible approach to working, Ability to work in a team, High levels of drive, Excellent time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Childcare (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This is a term time only role.

About the employer

Nothern Star Academies Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in the north of England and comprising eight schools: Skipton Girls’ High School, Harrogate High School, New Park Primary Academy, Hookstone Chase Primary School, Starbeck Primary School, Greatwood Community Primary & Nursery School, Holycroft Primary School and Eastwood Community School.


Eastwood Community School


Victoria Avenue


BD21 3JL

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Training provider



Saffron Khan

01535 685118

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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