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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - The Downs Primary School THE PASSMORES CO-OPERATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY

The PCLC primary schools are looking to appoint an Apprentice to work in our EYFS Classrooms, supporting four- and five-Year-olds. You will be school based for 4 days per week and attend college for 1 day a week, initially working towards Level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working days: Monday - Friday Start time: 08:30am Finish time: 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key responsibilities:

To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and School policies and procedures.  


Setting up the learning environment 
Working with groups of children in learning activities 
Supporting individual pupils with SEND or who have English as an additional language 
Supporting child-initiated play 
Supervising children at the start and end of the day 
Supporting toileting 
Supporting assessments by making observations

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

Harlow College has an outstanding team of EYP training staff and assessors with wide experience and knowledge. We work closely with employers to ensure apprentices develop appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the workplace setting and to meet the needs of the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard. The Early Years Practitioner Apprentice will be interacting with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists.

The apprentice will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities.

You will develop skills for the care and education of 0-5yr olds in early years settings and gaining practical and theoretical knowledge covering a variety of topics to include child development, health and safety, safeguarding and inclusion.

Training will be to the new Level 2 Standard, details may be found here:

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be reviewed – pending funding

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/Level 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/Level 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Train to Harlow Town station Buses from Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and surrounding locations No shift work required, overtime no available with this post. Committed to working within the Education sector.

About the employer

General company information: 350 characters max: Education - We always aim to ensure our schools meets not only our children's academic needs but also their personal, social and emotional needs as we strongly believe that this is the key to children's future success and well-being. We listen to our pupils, respond to their needs and encourage them to grow into independent, active learners who are prepared for each stage of their lives.




The Downs Primary School and Nursery

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CM20 3RB

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Training provider



Kellie Tighe


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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