Chilworth C of E Infant School

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship (Level 3) - Advanced (Level 3)

Chilworth C of E Infant School (Employer)

Activate Learning (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £150.15 to £213.20
32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 12.30pm, (lunch break 12.30-1pm) 1.00pm – 3.30pm 38.6 weeks per year, school term-time
24 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
28 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Start your career in an Ofsted Outstanding Infant School & Nursery. We are seeking to appoint a positive, enthusiastic individual with the confidence to deal with tasks independently, to join our supportive and dedicated team in our popular Nursery for ages 2 to 4 years.


This is a rewarding role caring and educating young children from the ages of 2 to 4 years. Our Nursery is led by a qualified Teacher and has other highly experienced team members. We can offer you the opportunity to work in a friendly and stimulating environment as part of a supportive and caring team. The chance to work in a school where standards are high. Many opportunities for active involvement in outdoor learning in our fantastic school grounds. We are lucky in the fantastic outdoor environment we have at our setting and the strong community we have in our PTA, staff and parents which continues from the 2 year olds to the 7 year olds in our school. 

Core Purpose:

  • To provide a stimulating and varied programme of learning & play opportunities. 
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of the children. 

Main Duties:

  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play, by interaction and extension of play activities. 
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times. 
  • To be involved in record keeping as requested by the supervisor. 
  • To assist in the setting up and clearing away of all activities and equipment. 
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and safety are maintained at all times. 
  • To attend and keep abreast of current safeguarding procedures, ensuring you are aware of the reporting process for any protection or welfare concerns that arise. 
  • To attend staff meetings as requested. 
  • To attend training as requested. 
  • To support the work and beliefs of the Nursery and School by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.  
  • To undertake such additional duties appropriate to the level of the post as may be required, from time to time as directed by the Nursery Leader.  
  • The School expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.

Future Prospects

This is an opportunity to begin your career in childcare in an Ofsted outstanding School and Nursery. You will have a fantastic start to a fulfilling career in Nursery Education. Our Nursery is growing and proving popular with local parents, which means we may be able to offer opportunities for long-term employment. The number of local schools setting up their own nurseries is increasing all the time, this is a massively growing sector to have this valuable experience in. 

Reality Check

Offer Minimum wage rather than apprentice salary. School term time only, wages are paid monthly but paid for 38.6 weeks per year and spread over 12 months, so annual salary less than if paid 52 weeks per year. Will gain experience with children aged 2 to 4, not aged 0 to 2. Chilworth C of E Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. 

Skills Required

  • Basic numeracy and literacy e.g. through GCSE qualification in English and maths.
  • Computer literate.

Qualities Required

  • Belief that every child can succeed and who has the determination to help each child fulfil his/her potential.
  • Positive and enthusiastic to engage in play and learning to support the children in your care. 
  • Friendly and caring with good communication skills to work well with other staff, parents and children.
  • Team player, who will work for the benefit of the whole nursery team and wider school community.
  • The know-how to show initiative to problem solve and once given proper instruction, the confidence to deal with tasks independently.
  • Hard working, reliable, responsible and mature attitude to the requirements of working with young children, including keeping them safe, secure and happy.
  • Diligence in completing required paperwork when necessary, including risk assessments, checklists, child development records etc.
  • Have professional goals and share these with your manager during initial meetings, supervision and appraisals.
  • Commitment to keep up to date with the latest subjects relating to early years and child development.
  • Ability to maintain highest levels of hygiene.

Qualifications Required

Good general education, including GCSE qualifications in English and maths (minimum grade 4 or grade C).

Training Provided

Work based training.

Early Years Educator Level 3

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