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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship LEE CHAPEL MULTI ACADEMY TRUST

We are seeking to appoint a Nursery Apprentice to join our Phoenix Primary School & Nursery Team in our friendly school. You will be well-organised, flexible, creative, caring, good communicator and a great team player. Duties to include providing indoor & outdoor play and learning opportunities for all the children in a safe and fun environment.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.15am to 3.30pm (30 minute lunch break at 11.45am)

    Total hours per week: 33.45

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will be expected to:-

  • Work under the guidance of the manager and colleagues in order to support and extend the children’s learning.
  • To learn the skills of a nursery nurse (on the job), working practically as part of the team.
  • Contribute own thoughts and ideas to long, medium and daily planning.
  • Preparing the learning environment, assisting in the organisation of the room arrangement and resources. Valuing and displaying children’s work.
  • Helping to encourage children’s development, independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Observing children’s activities and contributing to their written records.
  • Maintaining respectful and genuine interaction with children.
  • Being supportive and welcoming to parents/carers.
  • To follow the EYFS when caring for our children.
  • Working in a non-discriminatory way, being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and reach their potential.
  • To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children.
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations.
  • To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality.
  • Follow the health & safety procedures to maintain a healthy & safe environment.
  • You should have an interest in the care, learning and development in young children.
  • Have some understanding of the importance of Health and Safety.
  • Display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children.

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship - Standard
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend NCC Havering campus (RM11 2LL)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or full-time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Ability to follow instructions, Work flexibly within a team, Calm under pressure, Punctuality & Reliability, Neat professional appearance, Excellent two-way communicator, Excellent verbal skills, Excellent non-verbal skills


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

Things to consider

You will also be required to carry out the following duties: • Work outside for a portion of the day • Change nappies • Make and prepare snacks for the children • Clean up the Nursery environment • Model good language

About the employer

The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery is one of six schools within the Lee Chapel Multi-Academy Trust. We are a three-form entry school with 701 on role and 88 children in our attached Nursery.




Leinster Road



SS15 5NQ

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Training provider



Jane Willsmer

0330 135 9000

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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