Early Years Educator Apprentice (Level 5) at Little Jungle - School of Early Childhood Little Jungle - School of Early Childhood

A fantastic opportunity to join an Outstanding-rated nursery with a unique approach to education. Little Jungle are looking for new apprentices to join them towards becoming their next Educators and Teachers. You will be fully supported throughout your journey and have full exposure to how Little Jungle work.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07:30-18:30 Shift pattern to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    26 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensuring children’s physical, emotional and intellectual needs are met
  • Contributing to the planning and preparation of enquiry-based learning experiences
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Promoting Little Jungle values through all aspects of your practice and behaviour
  • Contributing to the building of positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues, children and parents
  • Adhering to the Policies and Procedures of the school
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Regular record-keeping of development and snapshot observations
  • Completion of children’s sporadic development reports
  • Termly assessment of children’s individual development
  • Developing strong working relationships with parents through regular communication
  • Ensuring effective and positive communication within the setting
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regards to their religion, race, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenge situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Being a good role model to new and junior staff and students
  • Keeping accident, incident and health and safety records accurate and up to date
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate preparation of milk bottles.
  • Pro-active participation in professional development
  • Attendance of staff meetings/team meetings as arranged by the Management Team
  • Participating in termly parents' evenings, publicity, open days and children's outings
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Team Manager and Director

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

  • You will work towards your Level 5 Early Years Practitioner Lead qualification across a total duration of 26 months
  • Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider across the UK)
  • All online/ remote learning, no class room or college day release. An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to progress into full-time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

We are recruiting for a truly unique Early Years organisation located in South East London, who are looking for curious and passionate individuals to take up an apprenticeship at Little Jungle – School of Early childhood, and to hopefully later join as Early Years Educators at their long-standing Outstanding-rated setting. Their pedagogy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and utilises an enquiry-based learning approach. This approach involves research alongside the children, helping them to construct their own learning, offering them resources and experiences that enhance their explorations, as well as building their knowledge and skills. Little Jungle believe that the early years form the most important time in which to establish the core values of humanity in a child’s mind. Values of respect, empathy, freedom and democracy. And to develop children’s mental, moral and social capabilities – i.e. to educate them - is therefore an adult’s primary role. This is why all adults working directly with children at Little Jungle are referred to as Early Years Educators.


Little Jungle - School of Early Childhood


43A Amott Road


SE15 4HU

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Training provider



Owen MacKinnon


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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