Early Years Apprentice North Yorkshire County Council

To support learning and development of groups of children, within the planning framework developed by the Early Years Leader and Pre-School Leader. The role will involve working collaboratively within the Pre-School team, complementing the work of other practitioners.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Actual salary £15,512 (apprentice grade) Pro-rata Increasing to Grade C £15,981 per annum, upon completion of first year (based on 30hrs/week, April 2024 pay award pending)

  • Working week

    • Variable hours contract (min 30hrs/week max 37hrs/week) term time only • Core hours of work between 8.30 am – 3.30 pm Monday – Friday plus wrap around care sessions on some days (7.30am – 8.30am and 3.30pm – 5.30pm)

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work within the Early Years Framework of core provision plans, medium and short-term plans to support children’s learning and development.
  • Supporting the learning process under the direction of the teaching or other appropriate staff.
  • Make observations as required and contribute to the on-going observational assessment of children’s learning and development.
  • Engage with children to develop sustained, shared thinking, and promote the characteristics of effective leaning as defined in the Early Years Framework.
  • Providing feedback, as requested, to the class teacher or other appropriate person to support the planning and evaluation of the learning process in respect of groups and individual students.
  • Providing, with appropriate guidance and supervision limits, educational, emotional and physical support to students.
  •  Carry out tasks associated with pupils’ personal hygiene (including personal intimate care) and welfare, including physical and medical needs, whilst encouraging independence.
  • Assisting with the supervision of groups and individual students as required.
  • Assisting with playground and lunchtime supervision.
  • Under the general direction of the class teacher, take part in establishing constructive relationships with parents/carers and with other agencies/ professionals.
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies.
  • Prepare and maintain the learning environment, with reference to provision plans and identified enhancements.
  • Preparation of materials and minor clerical duties.
  • Participate in relevant training as appropriate.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security.
  • Motivated to want to help enhance children’s development and learning.
  • Understanding that young people have differing needs.
  • Able to motivate and inspire pupils.
  • Sets and meets high expectations.              

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification - 4 days with employer and day release at College
  • Level 2 English and maths or equivalent if required.
  • Working 5 days per week inclusive of 1-day release for study at Darlington College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This is a fixed term post initially, with a view to becoming a permanent contract in the future                                                                  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Initiative, Willingness to Learn, Presentable, Self Confidence, Enthusiastic, Motivation, Interpersonal Skill, Prioritise Workload, Communication, Team work, Personal Impact


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

• Experience of volunteering or working with children aged 2-4 years (Desirable) • Experience of volunteering or working with children with special educational needs and disabilities (Desirable) • Possess a good understanding of child development (Desirable) • Willingness to participate fully in the life of the school (Desirable

About the employer

Brompton-on-Swale Primary Church of England Primary school is a warm, caring school with a strong Church of England ethos. As part of the Synergy Schools Federation, we embrace Synergy School’s vision of “Learn, Grow & Shine together”.


North Yorkshire County Council


1 Brompton Park

Brompton On Swale


DL10 7JW

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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


Nagina Patrai


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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