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Ref: CC44 - Apprentice Early Years Practitioner at Lever Edge Primary LEVER EDGE PRIMARY ACADEMY

Early Years Practitioner – Level 2 This includes: Main learning objectives: Supporting child development, safeguarding, protection and welfare, health and safety of babies and young children, responsibilities of the early years practitioner, planning and delivering activities and purposeful play, partnership working.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday & Thursday 8am-4pm; 8-5pm Tues& Wed; 8.00-3.30 Friday. Term time only plus one week

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Trustees and the Head Teacher of Lever Edge Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner.
If you are a fun loving individual, with bags of stamina, eyes in the back of your head, not adverse to dribble (or worse!); don't mind wearing silly hats or pretending to be a lion, can withstand the elements, the cold and the wet (there's no such thing as bad weather); can read a story for the umpteenth time with the same enthusiasm as the first, absolutely adore children and have loads to offer to enable them to thrive and grow, please do get in touch.
Our Nursery unit stands within Lever Edge Primary Academy and as such has the use of a wide range of outstanding facilities. The Nursery is purpose built, bright and very well resourced.

We would like you to:
Supporting Child Development
- To support the planning and organising of activities in line with children’s learning from 6 months to 4 year olds.
- To maintain accurate up-to-date records
Communication and Engagement
- To communicate and engage with children to support their speech and language development e.g. storytelling and singing
- To communicate effectively with members of the nursery team
- To work in partnership with parents and colleagues
- To welcome parents and visitors to the nursery in a cheerful and friendly manner
Child Protection and Safeguarding
- To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the nursery is promoted and any safeguarding concerns are reported to the Nursery Manager
- To support the management of children’s behaviour
- To undertake specific tasks relating to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the nursery, maintaining a cleaning routine under the direction of the Nursery Manager
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
• Early Years Practitioner – Level 2 Standard.
• On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.
• Regular work-based assessments/observations
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
• Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
• Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions.
• The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
• Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary
• Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Lever Edge Primary Academy is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. Job offers will also be subject to detailed and satisfactory references being received.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner appreniceship.

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Adaptable


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x 2 (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

This post is term time only so the salary will be pro rata. In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails.

About the employer

At Lever Edge Primary Academy it is our mission to nurture and raise the aspirations, achievements and life chances of all pupils, so that they are able to grow and develop into lifelong learners and achieve their full potential; leading happy, healthy, fulfilled lives, contributing positively to our community. Lever Edge Primary Academy is a large two form entry primary with 420 pupils on roll in the main school and 78 pupils across our nurseries. It has been an integral part of the community for over sixty years, earning the reputation for providing an excellent quality education for the children of Great Lever, and has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.







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Training provider



Charlotte Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please include the vacancy reference in your application - Ref:CC44

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022