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Early Years Educator Apprentice Grindon Infant School

This is a fantastic school giving you an opportunity to start a career in education and Early Years Within a childcare role. Duties will include ensuring records are properly maintained, e.g., daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.

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

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Closing date: 16 Feb 2023

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 to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To help provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To understand and work to School policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each a child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g., daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the Nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the School aims and objectives
  • Changing nappies
  • Supporting children with toilet training
  • Keeping and updating records
  • Working with team members
  • Maintaining a high standard of operation
  • Attending staff meetings
  • To contribute to children’s earning Journals
  • Work alongside parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs to provide full integration in the Setting
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snacks and equipment

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

Maths and English to Level 2 required, if not already achieved. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour in relation to business principles, commercial awareness, managing challenging situations and taking ownership, health and safety.

Ongoing assessment by the employer and provider - for example meetings with apprentice, employer and learning provider, observations of workplace, gathering evidence.  

Undertake a self-assessment in the last month of their apprenticeship to enable them to see whether they are confident that they have taken on board all aspects of the occupation. This self-assessment must be submitted to the independent end point assessor as a source of evidence to prepare for independent End Point Assessment which will include a showcase portfolio; a project; an employer reference and a structured interview about their portfolio and project. 

Training will include paediatric first aid qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Great opportunity to progress. These apprenticeships can often lead to higher level Teaching Assistant or even Teachers. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C 4 Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C 4 Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Responsible role. professionalism at all times.

About the employer

Our school years are the foundation stone for the rest of our lives and at our school we work hard to ensure that all children receive the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed. We have a team of exceptionally hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic staff, who give their all to provide imaginative and exciting learning opportunities for the children both inside and outside of the classroom.


Grindon Infant School


Grindon Infant School

Gleneagles Road



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Training provider



Ellie Filer

0191 433 8727

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

No login required. Complete our short application form and one of our staff will contact you.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Feb 2023