Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Sileby Redlands Community Primary School

This apprenticeship course is for new and inexperienced Early Years Practitioners and will develop the knowledge, skills and Early Years behaviours to make the transition to becoming confident and able team member.

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Closing date: 07 Mar 2024

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 , term time only. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist is the well-being, safety and security of the children including the locking of doors, windows and gates in accordance with safeguarding procedures
  • To understand and effectively apply school and Trust policies related to the post especially those that relate to safeguarding and child protection
  • Assist in the implementation of high-quality care and learning
  • To work as a fully integrated team member
  • To help prepare the work area for the arrival of the children, to provide a varied and stimulating play environment
  • Help display the children’s work
  • Help to toilet children in accordance with school procedures and intimate care policy
  • Help feed babies and younger children
  • Help with the care of equipment, toys and the learning environment, helping to keep them clean and maintain in good order (adhering to COSHH regulations and practices) as required inclusive but not exhaustive of sweeping, dusting, toilet cleaning, mopping and use of vacuum cleaner
  • To follow instructions from senior staff and learn to work on own initiative
  • In consultation with the Headteacher, identify and undertake appropriate training and development

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Early Years qualification. 
  • You may also need to work towards maths and English Functional Skills at Level 2 if not exempt

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To take on a permentant role within the school and continue training development

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, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

At Redlands we believe in putting the children at the heart of everything that we do and this includes providing the children with a creative curriculum that is both exciting and inspiring. Our children have their learning brought to life by carefully planned opportunities that enthuse, engage and motivate our children to want to find out more.


Sileby Redlands Community Primary School


Sileby Redlands Community Primary School

Redlands Robins Pre School


LE12 7LZ

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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


Rachel OConnor



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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