Early Years Educator Apprentice - Oasis Long Cross OASIS COMMUNITY LEARNING

The successful candidate will be working within a committed team to ensure that all the children are given the best opportunities to play and learn during their time at the Academy and will be working closely with the children’s parents and carers. Your role will be to work with our 2 – 3 year olds.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £5.28 an hour.

    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 to Friday - 8.15am to 3.45pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

JOB PURPOSE: To provide a higher level of learning support to children either on an individual or group basis. Undertake the direct learning of larger groups of pupils or a whole class for longer periods of time during teaching sessions to achieve progress in learning, this may include pupils who have Special Educational Needs.

We are looking for someone who has:

• Experience and knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
• High expectations for achievement and behaviour
• The energy and creativity to inspire and motivate children
• A positive and forward thinking outlook
• The ability to work as part of a team and individually

Under the supervision of the EYFS Lead:

  • Plan and teach resources and assess pupils progress in learning, this may include:
  • Modelling learning as directed by the EYFS Lead
  • Making significant judgment/assessments to learning activities to make them accessible for all pupils
  • Lead on intervention programs, as selected by the EYFS Lead
  • Making significant decisions, advise or offer feedback, about the direction of a pupil’s learning, sometimes independently from the EYFS Lead. This includes making significant alterations to learning activities to make them accessible for pupils.
  • Provide whole class organization and resourcing.
  • Providing feedback, usually verbal, to pupils during learning episodes about the quality of their learning, saying what they have done well and what they need to improve
  • Communicating pupil’s achievements to the EYFS Lead, this may be in written form i.e. notes on plans or filling in a given proforma
  • Supervising children at break times, on a rota

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework (Annex A): Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Early years educator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible full-time employment upon completion of the appenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C and above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Please note you will be working with children with SEN who may be non verbal so you will need to be comfortable with that!

About the employer

Oasis Academy Long Cross is an inclusive Nursery and Primary School for children aged between 3 and 11 situated in North Bristol. We are committed to delivering first class-education and playing an active role in the local community.




Long Cross

Lawrence Weston


BS11 0LP

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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




Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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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