Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship St John the Baptist CE Primary and Nursery School

St John the Baptist CE School in Ryton XI Towns are recruiting for a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship. Under the guidance of the teaching staff and nominated Teaching Assistants and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work / care / support programmes with individuals or groups, in or out of the classroom.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The advertised wage is for 52 weeks per year and you will be paid pro rata 43.60 weeks per year term time only

    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 hours to be agreed in advance between 09:00 and 17:45. There are likely to be 3 days per week when you will be required to work until 17:45. Term time only you will be paid for 43.60 weeks per annum.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs and assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour / Support / Mentoring plans and Personal Care Programmes / Strategies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Assist with the planning of the curriculum by providing safe, creative and appropriate educational opportunities for all children within an inclusive environment, preparing activities, organising programmes and arranging equipment
  • Provide the Nursery Leader with objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established school policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Implement programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g., literacy, numeracy, early years etc. as directed by the Nursery Leader and Reception teacher
  • 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

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Support with English and maths (if required)
  • First Aid qualification
  • Work based learning
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to be offered a full-time employment within the school

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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn and grow, Flexible and reliable


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths or Level 2 FS (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Essential

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to the school within advertised working hours? Enhanced DBS is required. See notes below • the school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and make clear that safeguarding checks will be undertaken • the safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification, and • whether the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (amended 2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

About the employer

St John the Baptist CE Primary School is a small village primary school with an outstanding integrated nursery, where the children are at the heart of everything we do. We are very proud of the family atmosphere we foster in and around school and the kind, caring, motivated pupils, who learn in an inclusive, nurturing and Christian environment. At St John’s, our key values of ‘Love, Hope and Respect’ permeate everything we do. We understand that all pupils are different and have a range of needs, therefore we ensure that their work is planned carefully to ensure they may reach their full potential. Our Outstanding Nursery and Early Years (Reception) classes (Ofsted 2019) are at the very beginning of high quality education offered by our school; we are open for pupils from 2 to 11 years old.


St John the Baptist CE Primary and Nursery School


3 Church Street

Ruyton Xi Towns



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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


Diane Jones


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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