Early Years Apprentice Cheshire West and Chester Council

To work in our EYFS setting with 3/4/5-year old children. Working closely with EYFS lead, and EYFS, governors, parents and pupils plus the local community.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 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 to Friday - Term Time only (39 weeks) 8:30am – 3:30pm (1 hour for lunch)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To assist the EYFS leader and team in the school’s EYFS provision. As the candidate will be working with children on a daily basis a DBCS will be required, duties  to include:

·       Consistent approach to learning and behaviour and a willingness to work to EYFS guidelines

·       Ability to encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by adults and independently

·       Organise and prepare creative and appropriate play opportunities

·       Keep up to date on OFSTED guidelines

·       Apply and adhere to policies in line with school and national standards

·       An understanding of Health and Safety

·       Ability to listen and reflect on feedback

·       Communicate effectively with children

·       Flexible approach to work

The training you will be getting

The candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Early Years Practitioner standard for level 2. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*-D (9-3) or equivalent in Maths and English, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subject

Qualification assessed by college and a standard assessed by an awarding body.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible role in the setting upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexible approach, Good time management, Knowledge of SEN Code


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade D/3 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the location of school, please ensure that you are able to travel to location.

About the employer

Byley Primary School and Nursery is committed to instilling and nurturing a life-long love of learning in all our children. We believe that children learn best when they feel happy and safe. Our aim is to provide a stimulating environment and curriculum through which all our children are encouraged to become ambitious, resilient, successful and happy learners. We believe in developing the whole child to develop their skills, interests and passions – whatever these may be – to reach their full potential through a wide range of opportunities. At Byley Primary school and Nursery, we treat each other with respect. We encourage children to respect themselves, others and the environment – including the school, the wider community and the global environment - by fostering a deeper understanding of the diversity of human culture and the natural world. We work hard to ensure that our children are well-prepared for the next steps of their journey and are excited for what their future holds.


Cheshire West and Chester Council


Moss Lane


CW10 9NG

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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


Miss Sophie Foreman



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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