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Early Years Educator apprentice St Thomas More VC Academy

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join our Academy Trust to complete their level 3 childcare apprenticeship within one of our childcare/nursery settings St Thomas More VC Academy . This role would suit someone looking to go on to the next level of their career and who may have completed Level 2 Childcare already.

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Closing date: 22 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed regularly

    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 8:00am – 15:30am

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of and assistance with all activities relevant to the children’s needs Observation of each child’s progress, development and maintenance of rewards with the encouragement of parental involvement and support
  • Assist in the provision of safe, creative, and appropriate play activities for the development of the child’s progress
  • Assist with the personal hygiene and welfare of the children
  • Identification of possible child abuse or neglect which will be discussed immediately with the nursery manager
  • Supervision of meals and refreshments needs
  • Work within the agreed Policies and Practice Handbook
  • Carry out all responsibilities and activities within Equal Opportunities
  • In the absence of the parent, ensure the care of sick children and those suffering minor injury
  • Assist with extra-curricular activities and functions for example staff meeting, fund-raising events, etc.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the nursery manager.

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

Hull College will deliver the Apprentcieship Standard Early Years Educator Level 3

Plus functional skills in Maths and English if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate there may be an opportunity for full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

As Thomas More VC Academy is a Catholic school, the candidate would be expected to support the Catholic ethos of the school. You don't have to be Catholic but must respect the ethos.

About the employer

Rated 'Good' by Ofsted in June 2015, St Thomas More Voluntary Catholic Academy is part of the St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Academy Trust within the Diocese of Middlesbrough. Catering for children aged 3-11 years (Nursery to Year 6), our school is a vibrant; culturally diverse; inclusive and friendly academy located in the west of the city of Hull. Our school is of average size and children are taught in single class year groups. We serve our local parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes, Hessle and the West Hull group comprising St Joseph; Corpus Christi and St Wilfrid churches.


St Thomas More VC Academy


St. Thomas More Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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