Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice Brentwood School

Can you nurture and develop the curiosity and thirst for learning that children in their early years naturally show? Do you want to work with a team of passionate and friendly staff, with academically able children? Do you want to be trained in an ISI ‘Outstanding’ preparatory school and be properly supported in your career in childcare?

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Closing date: 21 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary equates to £11.75 per hour pro-rated over 52 weeks

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 8.30 - 4.30 (full time - term time only - breaks to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

An Early Years Educator Apprentice will be expected to:

  • Provide the very best childcare to every child, every day
  • Gain the ability to professionally challenge poor practice
  • Work effectively with colleagues and other professionals whilst supporting the learning and development of others
  • Develop trust by working in a confidential, ethical, and empathetic manner with common sense and a professional attitude
  • Commit to improving the outcomes for children through inspiration and child-centred care and education
  • Be aware of differences and ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop, and reach their full potential
  • To abide by and implement the policies of the setting
  • To work as part of a team and attend staff meetings and training when required
  • To use the opportunity to learn at every opportunity by showing the use of initiative and a willingness to learn
  • To build relationships with the children and families who attend the setting and to treat everyone with respect at all times
  • To take issues regarding confidentiality and safeguarding seriously and work within the setting's procedures at all times.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard ST0135
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time EYFS practitioner role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Brentwood Preparatory School is part of Brentwood School, one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 with a history spanning almost 500 years.


Brentwood School


Brentwood Preparatory School

Shenfield Road


CM15 8BD

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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


Louise Manning


01245 293110

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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