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Early Years Apprentice - St Edmunds Nursery School

Job Description:

  • Supervise and support children at all times including school visits, trips and out of school activities. Ensure the physical needs of children are being met and maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene (e.g. Washing, dressing and toileting)
  • Support children in their learning both inside the setting and in outdoor play areas; recognising and responding to their individual needs, ensuring all children are engaged in appropriate activities
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain equipment and resources including specialist resources, and help the children in their use (e.g. Outdoor or indoor play equipment; being responsible for the care of all equipment and materials within the setting
  • Be aware of and ensure that as a team member the setting meets required standards as laid down by Ofsted Early Years Directorate
  • Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies using the schools policies and procedures, liaising with the senior staff where required (e.g. an injured or sick child)
  • Monitor and evaluate the children’s responses to learning activities as part of the planning cycle
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with Parents/Carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions or meetings (as directed by the teacher) with parents promoting the policy on parental involvement
  • Prepare accurate feedback and detailed records, recording children’s physical, care and educational progress and achievements against pre-determined learning objectives, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating systems as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems as requested
  • Perform allocated tasks with limited supervision
  • Handle small amounts of cash, or cheques as directed by senior staff
  • Provide general clerical/administration support (e.g. administer resources for agreed activities)

Weekly Wage:
Employer Name & Location:
St Edmunds Nursery School, BD8 9QW
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
Monday to Friday.
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
2 Vacancies, Closing Date is 30th January 2022
Duration – Perm / temp:
15 months
Qualification and educational requirements:
Maths and English GCSE A-D,3+ or equivalent

Essential skills:

  • Experience of working in a team situation
  • Experience of working in a school supporting pupils with additional educational needs, special educational needs or other relevant experience

Desirable Skills:

  • Willingness to be flexible as may be required to attend staff meetings/training sessions/parents evenings/special events etc. outside of usual hours
  • Will have contact with members of the public/other professionals e.g. teaching staff, governors, parents/carers, community groups, local education authority, external providers etc.
  • The post holder may occasionally be subjected to antisocial behaviour from members of the public/parents/site users

Training provided:  

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:
  • L1 Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
  • The weekly day release is online, divided between live online lessons with the tutor and one to one work on individual portfolios with an assessor. They can be attended at home or the workplace


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