Early Years Educator/Childcare Apprentice - St Thomas Primary School ASSET TRAINING & CONSULTANCY LTD

The Learning Support Assistant will work in partnership with the class teacher to support learning by working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of the teaching staff. From feeding, nappy changes, playing and organising activities.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 8.00am - 4.00pm. (Shifts vary).

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the nurseries policy and procedures
  • Assist in organising and managing teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment, inside and outside
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Actively encourage the development of pupils’ independence
  • Supervise pupils on visits/trips and out of nursery activities
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher
  • Make and assist with the preparation of materials and equipment for pupils
  • Attend to pupil’s personal needs including help with social welfare and health matters, including minor first aid

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

All learners will complete Prevent, Equality and Diversity, Mental Health, Nutrition and Hydration  and Safeguarding children training (Online) to be completed at the start of their qualification (BV).

  • GDPR (PDBA) online module
  • Learning disability awareness (PDBA) online module
  • Paediatric first aid awareness (PDBA) online module
  • Autism awareness (PDBA) online module
  • Introduction to early years foundation (PDBA) online module
  • Managing meetings (PDBA) online module
  • Paediatric first aid awareness (PDBA) online module
  • Infection control (PDBA) online module
  • How to recognise child development
  • How to observe and record on pupils' participation and conceptual understanding
  • How to utilise the curriculum
  • Observation and assessment
  • Risks to children and signs of abuse
  • All training is done onsite - NO college days, monthly visits from tutor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full term permanent position with the nursery after completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Recruiting apprentices for nurseries to provide Early Years Educators




Kenyons Lane



L31 0BP

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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


Demi-Leigh Waring



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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