Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice Priors Field Primary School

Join our welcoming one-form entry primary school as an Early Years apprentice teaching assistant in our Reception class. Be part of a dedicated team fostering young children's development in a supportive environment. Ideal for those passionate about early childhood education and eager to make a positive impact with potential for a teaching career.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our Before and After school club opens at 7.30am -8.45am and from 3.30 – 5.30pm (Rate of pay = approx. £10.50 per hour)

    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, 8.45am - 3.30pm (option to be a club assistant before and after school). Term time only- 6.25 hours x 5 days.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Early Years apprentice teaching assistant at Priors Field Primary School, you'll support the Reception class teacher in daily activities, including setting up learning environments, assisting with lessons, and supervising outdoor play in our Environmental Area and Forest School. You'll engage with children through interactive play, help with basic literacy and numeracy, and support their social and emotional development. This role offers hands-on experience and professional growth in a nurturing setting.

  • Welcoming and settling-in the children as they arrive to the nursery (helping to put their belongings on their peg/trolley)
    Interacting and engaging with children throughout their daily learning
  • Supporting children with their basic hygiene needs.
  • Assisting and supporting children throughout snack/lunchtime routine
  • Making sure the environment is safe, clean and tidy (reporting any issues found to the manager)
  • Supervising children throughout their daily toothbrushing routine.
  • Supporting staff and children with the timetabled daily routine/planned activities
  • Supporting children to build positive relationships with other children
  • Supervising and observing children between the ages of 2-4 years old
  • Supporting children to develop their independence and social skills​
  • Motivating the children and encouraging them to explore
  • Providing comfort and warmth to any ill children
  • Reporting any accidents to the manager/staff members
  • Promote and support the safeguarding of the children in the nursery

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • You may also need to work towards Level 2 functional skills in maths and English if not acheived at GCSE level 
  • All training to be delivered remotely, via teams, during paid working hours

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Early Years Teaching assistant, educator or teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Safe, caring, reliable, honest


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

Things to consider

DBS check Travel to get to school (not on bus route)

About the employer

Priors Field Primary School in Kenilworth is a popular school known for its love of the outdoors. We proudly integrate our Environmental Area and Forest School into our learning. With an excellent computing suite, our strength in computing is evident. Our pupils create fantastic artwork, participate in high-quality performances, and enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities and sports. We are a friendly, fun, and safe place where children can learn, grow, and achieve their full potential


Priors Field Primary School


Priors Field Primary School

Clinton 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


Rachel OConnor



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

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