Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Liverpool L1

  • St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School
  • Liverpool
  • £5.28 per hour

Looking to start a career in early years? St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School has a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated Early Years Apprentice to join the team. You will be supporting with children’s learning and development through play and activities, whilst working towards a recognised qualification with an award winning provider.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School


St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School works in partnership with priests, parishioners and families, to establish a community of love, peace and harmony between all in a climate of mutual trust and openness.

They are looking for an Early Years Apprentice to work with their nursery team and study towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Apprentices play a crucial part in supporting delivery of welfare and care in the early years. Supported by a suitably qualified early years educator, you will interact and work with the children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of play activities.

Please find below the duties and expectations of an early years practitioner apprentice:

  • Ensure the welfare and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Support the planning and delivery of purposeful play activities in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Work with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure children’s individual needs are met
  • Support the children to understand healthy life choices through engaging play activities
  • Take an active role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Use communication and knowledge of child development to engage with children and support those requiring additional support
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Carry out respectful care routines such as feeding, nappy changing and dental care
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their trainer assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Support children’s numeracy, literacy and language through a range of play activities and opportunities

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 245448)

Company website : https://stvincentdepaulprimary.co.uk/

  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to communicate
  • Creativity.
  • Problem solving.
  • Aptitude for learning
  • Education to GCSE level with Maths and English at Grades A* - C or equivalent - desirable

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. St Vincent's will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through St Vincent’s dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to be empathetic to the different needs and experiences of children and families
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of the school/pupils as they arise.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Potential full time role for upon successful completion of your apprenticeship

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