EYFS Learning Support Assistant Apprentice ASSET EDUCATION

EYFS Learning Support Assistant Vacancy: Are you a dedicated, fun and adaptable individual studying in an area specific to working with and supporting children's individual needs? Are you interested in working in an EYFS Setting with children from 4 years old? We are seeking an apprentice to join our EYFS setting and would love to hear from you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm (30 minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

EYFS Learning Support Assistant

Teaching and learning

  • Liaise closely with teachers and other relevant agencies regarding work set for an individual or group.
  • Effectively communicate the work set by the class teacher to the children and ensure that the children are aware of the teacher's expectations.
  • Encourage children to interact and work cooperatively with others to ensure each is engaged on the set task. ● Provide appropriate support to allow access to the curriculum.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individual education plans.
  • Observe and report on children's performance and update relevant records at agreed time intervals if required.

Behaviour and Management

  • Work in partnership with the class teacher to manage children's behaviour and maintain an appropriate working environment in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.
  • Take lead responsibility for monitoring individual reward charts.
  • Promote inclusion within the classroom and within the school.
  • Report to teachers on the behaviour of children during lessons and any issues arising.

Administrative Duties

  • Assist with setting out learning materials.
  • Support class teachers with general administrative tasks as required to support teaching and learning.
  • Collect work after the lesson and hand over to the class teacher as appropriate.

Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school.
  • Be aware of, uphold and contribute towards the school's policies and procedures.
  • Establish and promote productive relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Work with the class teacher to communicate and establish constructive relationships with other professionals in order to support pupils' learning and progress.
  • Ensure that the health, safety and welfare is maintained at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Observe data protection guidelines.
  • Understand and comply with the school's equal opportunities policy.

Pastoral Care

  • Promote the social and emotional development of children.
  • Provide comfort and immediate care in case of minor incidents and report serious incidents to the appropriate person for action.
  • Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with the school's policies and procedures.

Additional Duties

  • Accompany teaching staff and children on educational visits.
  • Participate in appropriate school based meetings and training activities.
  • Take an active part in appraising your work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the school's performance management.
  • Embrace any other duties that may reasonably be regarded, as within the responsibilities and grade of the post.
  • Carrying out any other instructions given by the Headteacher and deputy head teacher within reason.

*Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed.* *Cliff Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a DBS check.*

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard 
  • Suffolk New College 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of standard

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication, Solution Focused, Team Player


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

Things to consider

This role is to be solely working in an Early Years Setting with 4 year olds and part of the course in relation to this may require you to attend an alternative site, to work with younger year groups (under 3 years). This is a Reception placement - you will be based in Reception in a Primary School. The vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should a great number of applicants apply and a suitable candidate is found

About the employer

Cliff Lane Primary School is situated in Ipswich postcode area IP3, with a whole school PAN of 472. At Cliff Lane we believe that every child that walks through our doors, in the light that they shine and the spirit that they bring to the Cliff Lane community.




Cliff Lane Primary School Cliff 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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024