Apprentice Early Years Assistant GROWING TOGETHR NORTHAMPTON

This position is for an Apprentice Assistant to help run our busy nursery working with 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This opportunity will allow the apprentice to understand working in a nursery and what it takes to support children in their education.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice will be working 39 weeks of the year (during term time including training days). Wage is dependant on age.

    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. Working hours to be confirmed upon successful interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Setting up
  • Preparing and supporting with snacks
  • Supporting children with their learning
  • Tidying away and re-setting up the environment
  • Monitoring and liaising with the team about children’s development and well-being
  • Working with a team of nursery practitioners / assistants to ensure all nursery details are completed

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification
  • Training to take place at Northampton College, NN3 3RF - 1 day a week

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 (

Early years educator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of Further employment and full-time position. Details would be discussed near the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Creative, Patience, Punctual, Able to work with children, Reliable


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

About the employer

We are a community organisation working in the East district of Northampton. The nursery was set up in 2015 to support the amount of eligible two year olds in the area without nursery provision. We have been rated Outstanding twice by Ofsted since opening and want to give children the very best start to their education and prepare them for the next stage of their learning.








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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


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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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