Early Years Care Apprentice Birmingham City Council

As part of strengthening our Early Years provision, we are looking for three apprentices to complement our teacher and teaching assistant teams. The apprentices will be supporting children and staff with all areas of teaching and learning, under the direction of our teachers.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,021.44 to £19,777.16

    Pro Rata (Term Time Only)

    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

    5 days (Mon - Fri) 8:20 - 16:00 (including 30 mins lunch) Term time only

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting staff with preparation for teaching, including the creation and maintenance of EY indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Supporting children with transitions, particularly at the start of the day.
  • Supporting indoor and outdoor continuous provision.
  • Acting as the highest standard of role model in language, behaviour and presentation.
  • Providing feedback to teachers about the progress of children in relation to the EYFSP.
  • Developing positive and professional relationships with parents and families.
  • Working as part of a busy, effective team, showing initiative whilst adhering to school policies.
  • Working in line with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
  • General housekeeping duties

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

  • NVQ Level 2 in Early Years Care
  • Functional Skills, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A possible full-time role offered or a Level 3 progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, Non judgemental, Organisation skills, Patience, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates will need to pass an enhanced DBS check to start the role. Term Time Only

About the employer

Bournville Village is a three-form entry primary school located at the centre of Bournville Village. We have a successful EYFS department led by passionate and experienced Early Years teachers. Across our three Reception classes, our staff provide rounded, exciting and academically challenging experiences for our youngest learners. By learning inside classrooms, in various outdoor areas and as part of events across the wider school, we aim to ensure all out children have the best foundation for their transition into Key Stage 1.


Birmingham City Council


Linden Road


B30 1JY

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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