EYFS Apprentice
Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery
Roundhouse Way , Harlow, England CM17 9SF
Start Date
June 2024 (pending Safer Recruitment checks)
Approx. Actual salary £12,313 per year

About the Role

At Newhall Primary Academy we inspire children to believe in themselves and each other. We create a safe, happy and inclusive environment that encourages independence, resilience and learning. Together we are curious and creative we love to learn new things and discover new skills and ask lots of questions. We are committed to working in partnership with our community and teach our children to be respectful citizens, preparing them for the challenge and opportunities of our future world. Our children are kind and enthusiastic- they love to learn.

As part of our continued growth and development of our nursery, Newhall Primary Academy and REAch2 Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an apprentice to join our nursery team. If you’re interested in working alongside likeminded professionals who go the extra mile to provide exceptional learning opportunities for children and want to learn on the job? We want to hear from you!

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • On a daily basis the apprentice will be involved in supporting the children with their basic needs i.e. helping them at mealtimes, toileting and supporting their emotional needs
  • Each Apprentice has a key group and as part of that role they will complete observations on the children with support from their mentor and put in place some planned activities to help the children to achieve their full potential against the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Take part in ensuring the children are kept safe at all times, completing risk assessments and reporting to the manager
  • In-house training will also take place, for example for safeguarding
  • The Apprentice will need to have an understanding of the nurseries policies and procedures and will gain a deeper knowledge of safeguarding procedures

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

Apprentice will undertake all relevant training to support knowledge skills and behaviour in order to qualify as a Level 2/3 Early Years Practitioner IE: Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for permanent job with further career progression opportunities.

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written English
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised
  • Problem solving skills
  • Pragmatic

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Team player
  • Ability to be creative
  • Enjoy helping children learn through play
Closing Date
Wednesday 29th May 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities,
  • A Leadership Team dedicated to helping you develop an outstanding career and balanced life.
  • A supportive school that will provide you with the tools that you need to succeed.
  • Exciting, leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates across the Trust.
  • The chance to work with a fantastic team, with the best possible opportunities to share ideas, planning, assessment etc.
  • Opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflectivity.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.