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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Ingrow Primary School Ingrow Primary School

Ingrow Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team. Start a career in childcare working in the school's nursery. Duties will include supervising and supporting children at all times including school visits, trips and out of school activities etc.

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Closing date: 07 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 - Friday with a day release to Shipley College on a Wednesday. Days and shifts are to be confirmed please discuss working week at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To support the teacher in the management of children in our nursery and reception class, and other senior staff on a range of teaching and learning experiences which deliver an appropriately differentiated and suitably challenging creative curriculum for all pupils whilst meeting statutory requirements.

  • Will assist in maintaining the good discipline of pupils throughout school and be expected to use good common sense, as well as use initiative in all matters relating to the conduct and behaviour of individual pupils
  • Will recognise and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimisation and any form of abuse of equal opportunities
  • Will deal with any issues, immediate problems or emergencies that arise in line with school policies and procedures liaising with colleagues where necessary e.g. dealing with a sick, injured or distressed child
  • Acting as a role model, will establish productive and constructive working relationships with pupils, setting high expectations, motivating and interacting with them, being aware of their individual needs
  • Will have the ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which may include working with pupils who have emotional/behavioural/physical difficulties
  • Will contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Will appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
    Be vigilant and sensitive to any child protection/safeguarding concerns that arise


  • Assist in the management of pupils in the learning environment
  • Assist in the planning of learning activities
  • Will administer routine tests, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes appropriate to the pupil’s needs to ensure physical, social, emotional and intellectual development
  • Will supervise and support pupils consistently at all times including those with special needs; recognising and responding to their individual needs whilst ensuring their safety and education in the learning environment
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans and Personal Care Programmes; attending to the pupils’ personal needs and maintaining related personal programmes with the correct use of care materials including the safety and well-being of the pupils, therapy and medical intervention needs of the pupil and first aid, paying attention to social, health, physical and welfare matters as well as high standards of cleanliness and hygiene e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, and, if applicable, mobility
  • For posts working with pupils who are physically less able, it may be necessary to be able to physically assist the pupil in line with school polices and good practice
  • Promote and reinforce the inclusion, acceptance and integration of all pupils, including those with specific and special needs and those from different cultures and/or with a different first language as appropriate
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations whilst promoting self-esteem and encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Will prepare, create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment to meet the lesson plans. Take responsibility for the care, preparation, maintenance and use of relevant equipment, assisting pupils in its use and clearing/storage afterwards

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Weekly day release at Shipley College on a Wednesday

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On a successful completion of this apprenticeship the apprentice can progress to Early Years Educator
  • With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have: Researched the role, the location of the school. A DBS criminal record check and eligibility to work in the UK will be required. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV and may be asked to attend an assessment for Maths and English.

About the employer

At Ingrow and Long Lee our aim is ‘to be the best that we can be’; we want all our children to be excited by learning, to take risks, seek challenge, ask questions and persevere. We have an exciting curriculum that allows children to develop skills for lifelong learning. Individual children and their families are important to us. Nurturing approaches form the basis of day to day learning.


Ingrow Primary School


Ingrow Primary School

Broomhill Avenue


BD21 1BW

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Training provider



Cameron O'Donnell

01274 327 271

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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