Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Bicton CE Primary School and Nursery

Bicton Primary and Nursery School are offering an Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship opportunity. Working under the guidance of the teaching staff and nominated Teaching Assistants and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work / care / support programmes with individuals or groups, in or out of the classroom.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    The rate of pay is between £7.49 and £10.42 per hour. Payment is made for 43.60 weeks per year. Your annual salary will be between £10,205.12 and £14,197.25 depending on your age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.15pm (30 minute unpaid break for lunch) Term time only you will be paid for 43.60 weeks per annum.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

1)    Attend to pupils’ personal needs and assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour / Support / Mentoring plans and Personal Care Programmes / Strategies.

2)     Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.

3)    Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

4)    Assist with the planning of the curriculum by providing safe, creative and appropriate educational opportunities for all children within an inclusive environment, preparing activities, organising programmes and arranging equipment.

5)    Provide the Nursery Leader with objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.

6)    Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established school policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

7)    Implement programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g., literacy, numeracy, early years etc. as directed by the Nursery Leader and Reception teacher.

8)    Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.



The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Support with English and Maths (if required)
  • First Aid qualification
  • Work based learning
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to be offered a full-time employment within the school.

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn and grow


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths or Level 2 FS (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Essential

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to the school within advertised working hours?

About the employer

Bicton C of E Primary School is an aspirational, happy and outward looking church school, with a strong sense of community. We are lucky enough to have a beautiful, modern purpose-built building with bright, spacious and airy classrooms. Bicton C of E Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and further checks on rights to work in the UK, before the appointment is confirmed.


Bicton CE Primary School and Nursery


Bicton CE Primary School and Nursery

Bicton Lane



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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


Diane Jones


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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