Ref. 28 - L2 Early Years Apprentice at St James C of E Primary School based in Blackburn L2 Early Years Apprentice at St James C of E Primary School based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code Ref. 28
Hours Per Week Monday to Friday, 30 hours a week including day release in college, hours to be confirmed
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Job Description

Employer Bio

St. James' Primary School offers high quality education for children between the ages of two and eleven in a stimulating, challenging, happy and safe environment. The Early Years Centre extends the current provision to include Free Early Education for two, three and four year old children. St James' Primary School enjoys a very good reputation in Blackburn and demand for places is high.

Brief Overview

Supporting class teachers with the teaching and learning of the EYFS curriculum and pupil wellbeing.

Job Description

Vacancy for Early Years apprentice Level 2 – to be able to work with children in our Nursery (aged 2 – 4 years) and our Reception class (4 – 5 years ) at school.

The role will include;

Working under the direction of the class teacher to carry out a range of classroom duties.

Supporting the learning of pupils of different ages with a range of abilities.

Communicating effectively with pupils to support them in their learning.

Helping to prepare classroom resources.

Communicating effectively with staff and being able to work as part of a team.

Remaining professional, in order to be a role model for pupils.

Willingness to become involved in the wider life of school, such as supporting staff with clubs, school competitions, school events etc.

Attend inset days and other relevant staff training.

Keeping pupils safe and responsibility for their wellbeing.

Person Specification

Desired skills



A good communicator

Able to follow instructions

Able to follow procedures

Personal qualities

Positive (particularly towards the pupils)

Able to work as part of a team.

A good communicator and listener

Desired qualifications

Subject to Blackburn College initial assessment results or GCSE’s (or equivalent) C in Maths and English

Things to consider

Will be required to change nappies if working with the children in Nursery.

May, at times, be required to clean up after a child has been unwell.

May need to administer some medical care (under supervision) i.e. applying cream to a child.

Successful candidates will be entitled to school holidays although these will be unpaid.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Proposed Duration

L2 – 15 months 

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce

Functional Skills (if needed)

Future Prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship there is potential for further progression onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292849


How To Apply
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