Nursery Teaching Assistant Apprentice Mount Stewart Infant School

Whatever your role or your career plans, we can help you achieve them. Our belief in “Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best” means we are committed to investing in our staff. Your role will be to work with teachers to support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direction of teaching staff.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We provide a package of flexible employee benefits, including: • A pension scheme for both Teaching and Support Staff, staff well-being support, including counselling and occupational health support.

    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 8.30am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • To work with teachers to support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direction of teaching staff and may be responsible for some learning activities within the overall teaching plan
  • Implement planned learning activities / teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  • Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress / activities
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
  • Support learning by arranging / providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Share information about pupils with other staff, parents / carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate
  • Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be a full time early years practitioner within the school.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Committed, Reliable


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

About the employer

Our Federation comprises of Mount Stewart Infant School and Mount Stewart Junior School. Our schools have a long and proud history of serving their community with each having its own identity. Now operating together as one organisation, we believe our schools are gaining tremendously from working collaboratively, more importantly; we strive to provide a seamless transition for our pupils between the two schools.


Mount Stewart Infant School


Carlisle Gardens



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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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