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Early Years Apprenticeship Westminster C Of E Primary Academy

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our dedicated and caring early years team under the direction of the nursery teacher, to enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day-to-day running of the nursery whilst working towards a L2 or L3 Early Years qualification.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship Minimum Wage - £4.81 per hour (under 18) or £6.83 (age 18+. Actual Salary; Under 18 - £7484.86 - Age 18+ - £10628.76

  • Working week

    Monday - 8am - 4pm Tuesday to Friday - 8am to 3.30pm Term Time Only plus 2 days

    Total hours per week: 35.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:

  • Support child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child.
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the EYFS framework.
  • Support children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure.
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices.
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development.
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities.
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and health and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
  • Support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team.
  • Working in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. 
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning.
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with school policies and procedures.
  • Use knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs.


  • Work within policies and procedures at all times and support staff to adhere to them.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Keep records as required.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with relevant external professionals.
  • Support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.
  • Represent the setting professionally at all times, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback.
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by line manager or SLT.
  • Complete apprenticeship assignments and coursework to agreed deadlines.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression onto a L3 EYE upon completion of the Level 2

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants who already have the level 2 can go onto a L3 EYE apprenticeship. PHYSICAL/SENSORY - Applicants must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the DDA 1995.

About the employer

Westminster C Of E Primary Academy, is part of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT). A Church of England primary and secondary school multi-academy trust serving a number of faith and non-faith Academies in both the West Yorkshire and the Dales diocese and the Bradford Local Authority area. The Trust was set up in 2012 by a board of volunteers, with a view to support a number of primary and secondary academies across the diocese, and has been experiencing steady growth since. Our Vision - With God’s help, our school provides children with a safe, inspiring and nurturing learning environment. A place where children and the community can thrive, achieve and develop life-long skills. Rich learning experiences will ignite a desire to learn, achieving success. By raising aspirations and instilling self-belief, children are enabled to lead a fulfilled life, contributing to the community and beyond. Our Values - Respect, Compassion, Thankfulness, Determination, Responsibility, Forgiveness


Westminster C Of E Primary Academy


Westminster Road



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Training provider



Katrina Clarke

01924 470477

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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