Apprentice Early Years Practitioner THE HARMONY TRUST LTD

The Board of Trustees wish to provide an opportunity for an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner. This will be based at Ash Croft Primary Academy in Sinfin, Derby.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Access to a staff benefits scheme and cash healthcare plan

    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, term time only. 8.45am - 3.15pm with 30 minutes lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To work as part of a professional EYFS Team in our nursery.

This will include:

  • Being responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child.
  • Supporting the observation and assessment of the children.
  • Working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure.
  • Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.
  • Having a duty of care and following relevant safeguarding procedures.

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner. The training will be delivered in the workplace and at the college. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You can become a Teaching Assistant with this career path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade E/2 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade E/2 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The role will be term time only and subject to pre-employment checks, including Enhanced DBS. Due to the nature of the role, you will need to be 17 years old or over. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address ( Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders, so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

The Harmony Trust was established in February 2014 and currently has 15 schools under the Trust umbrella. This brings with it exciting opportunities for career progression and development for existing and future employees. The Harmony Trust has high expectations of our pupils and staff. We have an excellent reputation and are innovative in our aim for educational excellence.




Deepdale Lane



DE24 3HF

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Training provider



Chloe Purcell


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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