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Apprentice Assistant Early Years Leader

The Royal Masonic School For Girls
This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Early Years Apprentice to become part of an established outstanding Pre-School that extends the RMS experience to children aged 2-4. Working as part of a highly qualified and experienced team you will learn excellence in all aspects of care and education; gain a clear vision of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the RMS ethos.

The Royal Masonic School For Girls - Employer

RMS is a leading independent girls’ day/boarding school with 951+ pupils aged 2 to 18 and over 240+ teaching and support staff, situated on a 200-acre parkland site near Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.



23 months

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Job Summary

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The Royal Masonic School For Girls

Detailed Job Description

Childhood, especially in the Early Years, is such a special time; when children change so quickly and when they gain the skills to help them learn. As Pre-school teachers we are so lucky to share these years of discovery and development. Our apprentice role provides a great opportunity to train to be an Assistant Early Years Leader.

The role includes the following:

Primary Purpose:

  • To be part of the team one of the Pre-school classrooms. To be part of a rota for Early Club, Late Club and Holiday Club. To support the Senior Early Years Leaders and Classroom Leaders with the Early Years Foundation Stage and Outdoor Curriculum.
  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Being part of the team responsible for the welfare and personal development of each pupil
  • Providing a safe and happy environment for the children ensuring the physical and educational needs of each child are catered for
  • Preparing activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To complete ongoing reports and observations of children and their Learning Journals
  • Being responsible for the provision of a safe and happy environment for the children
  • Being aware of accidents, safety hazards or observations of children and reporting it to a senior member of staff
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of the premises
  • Being prepared to change nappies and deal with personal accidents on a daily basis
  • Being prepared to interchange within the Pre-School to gain experience
  • Attending such training as deemed necessary by the Head of Pre-School
  • Assisting staff in preparation of activities
  • Carrying out all other duties as requested by the Head of Pre-School

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Grades A-C in GCSE maths and English. Level 2 working towards a Level 3 or a Level 3 Apprentice.

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good level of applied literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to gain a good knowledge of Revised EYFS (2017)

Personal Qualities

  • Motivation to work with young people
  • Ability to form and maintain relationships and personal boundaries with young people
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Strong team player
  • An enthusiasm for teaching and a genuine interest in learning strategies
  • An interest in the development of young people and their needs
  • The ability to form good relationships with colleagues and students
  • The ability to see change as an opportunity
  • Drive and energy
  • A commitment to high standards in personal work The ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisation and ability to take the initiative
  • A record of good health and attendance and smart personal appearance
  • Willingness to be involved in extracurricular activities Strong attention to detail
  • Good sense of humour

Future prospects

Permanent position as an Assistant Early Years Leader with future prospects of career progression.

Additional Information

Training provided

All learning will be done in the workplace; you may need to attend the occasional workshop in College. If you need to complete Functional Skills, you will be required to attend College once a week for at least the first 3 months

There are rotas for working 8 hrs a day between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm.The role involves intimate care, such as changing nappies and dealing with personal accidents. Hands on working, both indoor and outdoor in all weathers with the children, and assisting with food service/preparation at snacks and mealtimes.

West Herts College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider West Herts College on 01923 275700 or email: (Ref ID:81225)
West Herts College

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