Apprentice Early Years Educator

Play-Away Day Nursery

An exciting opportunity to work in our Early Years Foundation Stage as a Teaching Assistant. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Weekly wage


Total hours per week

30 hours

Expected duration

24 months

Possible start date

20 Oct 2020


Duties and responsibilities will include:

Supporting Teaching and Learning:

  • Develop a positive and supportive relationship with all pupils in EYFS
  • Be aware of the differing needs of pupils
  • Support the teachers in delivering effective early years practice
  • Assist the class teacher with maintaining the pupils’ records
  • Support the pupils emotional or behavioural needs and help develop their social skills

Administrative duties:

  • Prepare and present displays of pupils’ work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching

Standards and Quality Assurance:

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the head teacher e.g. Lunchtime supervision
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety

Working week

Monday - Friday, between the hours of 07:45 and 18:00, shifts to be confirmed.

30 hour per week

Date posted

11 Sep 2020

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • A committed individual
  • Happy to have experience of working in Early Years and KS1
  • Able to communicate clearly and with correct spoken English 
  • Ability to deliver programmes and sessions in 1:1 and small groups under the direction of the teacher 
  • Keen to support learning through play
  • Willing to accept direction and advice and act on it
  • Enthusiastic and keen to be part of a team
  • Interest in SEN and/or Early Years provision


GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • Level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
  • Ambitious - hard working
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people

Future Prospects

This role could lead on to further employment as a Childcare Assistant.

About the employer

Play Away understand that the care and development of your child is a primary concern. Our nurseries in Beechwood and Langdale Road provide a safe and nurturing environment where your child can develop into a confident, independent and enquiring individual.


Play-Away Day Nursery


Langdale Road

Training provider

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (if applicable)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Training framework

Early Years Educator

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by J.M. EDUCATION LIMITED


Gemma Perry

0151 609 1193

Application instructions

Application closing date: 10 Oct 2020

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