Employer Description: Early Years Education and Childcare in a Primary School for children 2 years to 5 years

Contracted hours of work: 40 hours per week, 20% of which (8 hours) to be given for off the job training. These hours to be worked on a shift system between 8.00 am & 6.00 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Annual Holiday Entitlement: Term time only

Pay: £200 per week

Job Description: Working in all areas of the nursery, as part of the team:

  • Working under the guidance of the Head of Early Years and colleagues in delivering high quality early years provision, offering appropriate play experiences to support and extend the children’s development
  • Contribute own thoughts and ideas to long, medium and daily planning
  • Preparing the learning environment both in the classroom and outdoors, assisting in setting up and maintaining all equipment and resources.
  • To support the development of pupil’s communication and language by modelling clear and grammatically correct English.
  • To actively encourage all children’s progress in all areas of development through interaction and extension of play activities. Support children to develop independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Observing children’s activities and contributing to their written records.
  • Working in a non-discriminatory way, being aware of differences and ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and make progress.
  • Being supportive and welcoming to parents / carers
  • To create a safe environment for children, staff and others ensuring that all Health and Safety procedures and good practice is followed and that high standards of hygiene are maintained at all times.
  • To operate simple ECT programmes
  • An ability to complete a complex & demanding learning programme with external examinations is a requirement for Way2Work vacancies

Skills & Abilities required:

  1. Interested in a career working with young children
  2. Ability to demonstrate patience and a positive attitude
  3. Ability to reflect on learning and actively seek learning opportunities
  4. To work constructively as part of a team, understanding roles and responsibilities and own position within these.
  5. Able to display a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children
  6. Good communication skills, with clear spoken English
  7. Able to work flexibly within a team, asking for and giving support as needed
  8. Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact absence has on the effectiveness of the team


  • Anyone aged 16 and over may apply for this apprenticeship
  • GCSE passes in maths and English are desirable but not essential requirements
  • Applicants must reasonably be able to travel to work within a maximum of 1 hour

Apprenticeship Information:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship Framework  – Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT at Level 1 (if required)
  • Level 2 CACHE Diploma in Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Minimum duration: 12 Months
  • A minimum of 1 day per week will be allocated for training purposes