Potter Street Academy are looking to appoint an Apprentice to work in our EYFS Classrooms, supporting four- and five-Year-olds. You will be school based for 4 days per week and attend college for 1 day a week, initially working towards Level 2 qualification. If successful there will be an opportunity to move onto and gain Level 3 qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 08:30 - 15:30

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key responsibilities:

  • To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and School policies and procedures


  • Setting up the learning environment 
  • Working with groups of children in learning activities 
  • Supporting individual pupils with SEND or who have English as an additional language
  • Supporting child-initiated play
  • Supervising children at the start and end of the day
  • Supporting toileting 

The training you will be getting

  • Harlow College has an outstanding team of EYP training staff and assessors with wide experience and knowledge. We work closely with employers to ensure apprentices develop appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviours for the workplace setting and to meet the needs of the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • The Early Years Practitioner Apprentice will be interacting with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists
  • The apprentice will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities
  • You will develop skills for the care and education of 0-5yr olds in early years settings and gaining practical and theoretical knowledge covering a variety of topics to include child development, health and safety, safeguarding and inclusion

Training will be to the new Level 2 Standard, details may be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/early-years-practitioner-v1-0

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To be reviewed - pending funding

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, Reliable, Trustworthy, Passionate, Caring


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

Things to consider

Committed to working within the Education sector. Train to Harlow Town station Buses from Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and surrounding locations No shift work required, overtime not available with this post

About the employer

Education - We always aim to ensure our schools meets not only our children's academic needs but also their personal, social and emotional needs as we strongly believe that this is the key to children's future success and well-being. We listen to our pupils, respond to their needs and encourage them to grow into independent active learners who are prepared for each stage of their lives.




Potter Street Academy

Medway Block, 158 Carters Mead


CM17 9EU

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kellie Tighe



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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