Early Years Educator Apprentice Errington Primary School

We endeavour in all we do, to provide rich experiences that provide awe and wonder – triggering interests and ideas that further develop through their education and into adult life. We plan rich hands-on experiences that foster imagination, intrigue and question the world around them which you as the apprentice will take a key part in.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 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

    8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, term time only

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·         To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 2-5 years.

·         To ensure that the classroom is a safe environment for children, staff and others.

·         Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and ensure children’s work and achievements are displayed. Resources are looked after and displayed in an appropriate way.

·         To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.

·         Maintain an engaging environment, both indoors and outdoors. That changes with topic and needs.

·         To plan engaging and well-pitched daily lessons and inputs in accordance with the early years curriculum.  

·         Plan support, themselves and the apprentice, so that it is used efficiently to support the children.

·         To support developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.

·         To plan inclusive lessons / activities that provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

·         Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

·         Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress, problems etc.

·         To record observations and progress on the necessary documentation.

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

·         Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

·         Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

·         Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.

·         Provide feedback to pupils / parents in relation to progress and achievement.

·         Support with self-care skills e.g. Changing when necessary, supporting toilet training.

·          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.

·         Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

·         Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

·         Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.

The training you will be getting

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 
  • On and off-the-job training
  • Early Years Level 3 qualification 
  • Paediatric first aid qualificaiton

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

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, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

We are extremely proud to be part of the Tees Valley Collaborative Trust. We work in tandem with gifted professionals across diverse phases to enhance the experiences further for our pupils. We are very proud of our nurturing and warm atmosphere and welcome you to come and see all that we offer.


Errington Primary School


Windy Hill Lane



TS11 7BL

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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


Bethany Carter



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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