Early Years Educator Apprentice Sunnyside Academy

Northern Skills are recruiting on behalf of Sunnyside Academy for a Level 3 Early Years Educator. To support the teaching and learning to individuals and/or groups of pupils in the learning environment. Working within a set of clear guidelines and instructions, and under the direct supervision of a teacher.

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Closing date: 10 Aug 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 - Friday Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

• Assisting in the preparation of work and other activities for pupils in accordance with objectives set by teaching staff.
• Support planned learning activities and teaching programmes as defined by the teacher.
• Assist in the evaluation of learning activities with teaching staff.
• Working with individual pupils and/or groups of pupils on targets and assisting pupils to meet learning objectives.
• Provide general feedback to pupils in relation to progress under the guidance of a teacher
• Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
• Support pupils in emotional and social well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
• Support independent learning and the inclusion of all pupils.
• Support pupils using IT in their learning activities.
• Clear up materials used in the learning environment ensuring that they are available for use as directed by the teacher, including photocopying, filing and assisting in the presentation and display of the pupils work
• Support pupils in their social, emotional and personal development

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Day release one day per week
  • Middlesbrough College

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, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Creative, Initiative, 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

Sunnyside Academy is part of Ad Astra Trust, a Trust dedicated to improving outcomes for all. Working with our partner Academies within Ad Astra Trust, we strive to ensure that we offer a caring, memorable journey that will inspire them to be the best that they can be. As a mainstream academy with specialist designated unit provisions, Sunnyside is a fully inclusive and exciting learning community. Unlocking each child’s unique potential is at the heart of learning. At Sunnyside Academy we realise the important role that we play in preparing your child for adult life. We begin caring for your child as soon as your family walks through the door. We believe that each step of your child’s education is as important as the one before. With this in mind, we continue to provide inspiring and memorable learning experiences throughout their learning journey.


Sunnyside Academy


Manor Farm Way

Coulby Newham



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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

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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