Early Years Apprentice Hampton Vale Primary Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hampton Vale Primary Academy as we are seeking to recruit a committed, hardworking and enthusiastic Early Years practitioner to join our friendly and dedicated team. The successful candidate will work alongside our experienced Nursery and Reception team.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension available to opt in.

    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, 8.30am - 4.00pm, Tuesday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 33

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an exciting time to be joining the MAT as it grows and all schools in the MAT have a common interest in improving the standards for children in Peterborough. 

  • Demonstrate a willingness to support children in their learning and development, as well in key working children within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to support learning and provide opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills.
  • Show how they effectively communicate with children, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how important a secure, happy and safe environment is, and assisting the staff in keeping the environment clean and tidy
  • Playing and interacting with the children
  • Care routines such as nappy changing, handwashing, feeding, toileting
  • Show an ability to be a team player as well as using their initiative
  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures, e.g. child protection, internet safety, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Accompany staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other staff, parents and carers
  • Attend relevant meetings as directed to by Senior Leader for Creative and Physical Development
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and ensure CPD is in place to develop this

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required
  • Access to Anspear courses

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Although there is hope for a job, there is no guarantee of job at
    the end

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable


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

Things to consider

Working with young children is highly enjoyable but can also be highly challenging. A calm, professional approach is essential in being able to provide a secure, stimulating and enjoyable environment for the children in your care. Flexibility and positivity is essential.

About the employer

Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” - Oprah Winfrey This is an exciting time to be joining the MAT as it grows and all schools in the MAT have a common interest in improving the standards for children in Peterborough. The Trust’s vision is to ensure that every child succeeds; build on what learners already know; make learning vivid and real; make learning an enjoyable experience; and enrich students’ learning experience. We can offer a friendly school environment with polite children, engaging parents, supportive Governors and Trust and a passionate Leadership Team.


Hampton Vale Primary Academy


West Lake Avenue

Hampton Vale



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Training provider



Emma Stead


01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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