Burford School

Early Years Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Burford School (Employer)

Buckinghamshire Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,280.50
37.0 hours per week Monday – Friday - 8:30am – 4:30pm. Term Time only 5 weeks annual leave a year, during school holidays
18 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Early years educator (apprenticeship standard)
7 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you want to be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated and motivated Early Years team? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to make a difference in a child’s early development? If you answer yes to all of these questions then Burford Primary and Nursery School could be the place for you studying towards the Early Years Educator L3 Standard


What will the apprentice be doing?

To work as an assistant helping the keyworkers and as part of the Early Years team under the direction of the Nursery Teachers. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children.

  • Help prepare and set out activities for the children.
  • Be involved alongside the staff team to provide a wide range of play activities suitable for the age and ability of the children.
  • Understand the emotional and physical needs of young children and with the other staff and parents, care for these needs.
  • Advise the Nursery Teacher of any matters requiring attention such as concerns about a child, or equipment needing repair or replacement.
  • Attend team meetings where appropriate.
  • To ensure the safety of children and adults in the group at all times
  • To retain confidentiality of any information regarding the children, their families or other members of staff that you may become aware of through working as nursery assistant.
  • Contribute to and implement all nursery policies and procedures.
  • To attend child protection/safeguarding courses as necessary
  • To be fully knowledgeable on all our policies and procedures at all times.
  • To take ownership of coursework and adhere to standards and timescales

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

You will be working to achieve the Early Years Educator L3 Standard apprenticeship, attending monthly on-line sessions with your Tutor/Assessor for training and meeting other apprentices and engage with peer to peer study.  You will have access to your monthly sessions and other training materials via our e-portfolio Laser Learning providing you 24/7 access to your work.  

You will be working within one of our Bucks maintained Schools - Burford School who will provide hands on experience, mentoring and full support to your programme of learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship role is the starting point for becoming an Early Years Educator. Following the completion of the level 3 Early Years Educator course, there is future development available to embed knowledge further and take on additional responsibilities.

Reality Check

This position will entail you being Enhanced DBS checked to enable you to work with young children.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C or 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or 4-9) Desired
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