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Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprentice St Margarets Anfield CE Primary School

St Margaret's Anfield CofE Primary school are looking for an Early Years Apprentice who is enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and fun. If this sounds like you, apply today.

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Closing date: 28 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is in line with the current apprentice rate for first year = £4.81 per hour. This is classed as a part time post - 37.5 hours per week including 5 Inset days = 39 weeks per year. Actual Salary £8812.72 per annum.

    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

    37.5 hours per week including 5 Inset days = 39 weeks per year. 8am-4pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

St Margaret's Anfield CofE Primary school are looking for a Early Years Apprentice who is enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and fun. Previous experience of working in a childcare environment and knowledge of the EYFS framework is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to help you become an outstanding practitioner.

Job role will be to maintain the care and well-being of children in the setting, promote good practice, be a key worker, be involved in daily weekly planning, follow policies and procedures within the nursery, work as a team, be involved in taking lead of small group and large group time.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a positive and supportive relationship with all pupils in EYFS
  • Be aware of the differing needs of pupils
  • Support the teachers in delivering effective early years practise
  • To assist the class teacher with maintaining the pupils’ records
  • To support the pupils emotional or behavioural needs and help develop their social skills
  • Prepare and present displays of pupils’ work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Attend team and staff meetings when required
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the head teacher e.g. Lunchtime supervision
  • Be proactive in matters relating to Health and Safet

This role may include the tasks within a basic support role but also provides more specific practitioner support tasks without the same degree of supervision as Teaching Assistant. Working in accordance with relevant occupational standards, knowledge/skills and the agreed local competency framework.

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner: 

Over the course of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto), you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 or 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years.

We and our employer partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, so a DBS check will be required for this role. To make you aware, this position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared, and you will be asked about these during the recruitment process.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Great future opportunities for passionate candidates who succesfully complete this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

After applying through here, additional application tasks need to be completed before application is to be considered. More information will be given when necessary.

About the employer

St. Margaret's Anfield CofE is a happy, busy place, built on respect and support for one another. Ours is a school where relationships matter and every child is developed. As a Church of England School, our core values of Truth, Fairness, Justice and Joy underpins everything we do and we are very proud of our Christian ethos and our strong connection with St. Margaret's Anfield Church. We are very proud of our school and work hard to ensure all pupils are nurtured and given every opportunity to achieve their very best. At St Margaret’s Anfield, focus is to provide a high quality education that prepares our pupils for the future. We offer a broad, balanced curriculum, which allows the children at our school to explore their talents, discover new ones and feel valued in a friendly, caring and supportive environment.


St Margarets Anfield CE Primary School


St Margaret's Primary School

39 Lower Breck Road


L6 4BX

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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