Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant KENT COLLEGE, CANTERBURY

An exciting opportunity to contribute to day to day tasks whilst supporting the Class Teacher in planning and implementing activities, in order to provide a high-quality play & learning environment for the children and complete general administration tasks when being based predominantly in Early Years between the ages of 3 to 5.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm Working during term-time only.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting and assisting pupils with all areas of the curriculum
  • Maintain records indicating progress made by pupils and any problems that may have arisen
  • Liaise with the class teacher and provide support as required in planning, objective setting, assessment method and feedback on observations made
  • Understand and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection; reporting concerns to an appropriate person in order to maintain a safe and secure learning environment
  • Assist the class teacher in the implementation of suitable programmes and provide support for pupils with specific requirements
  • Supervise the setting out and clearing up of materials at the beginning and end of an activity, encouraging children to follow the classroom procedures when required

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator (Level 3) Qualification
  • Online workshops once a month
  • Trainer visits once a month to the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A possibility of a permanant position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Kent College is a co-educational school with a Methodist foundation. The school is located in Canterbury, just one hour from the centre of London by train. The thriving Junior School has 200 pupils in total. All children benefit from our accelerated learning programme where they are taught numeracy and literacy in groups that are ability based rather than age based. All children receive a wide and varied range of opportunities that will allow them to enjoy a variety of activities and wherever appropriate strive for excellence.




Kent College Junior School

Church Hill



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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


Sasha Caplan

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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