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Early Years Apprentice Practitioner - Cherry Trees at Brookes



8th January 2021

Employer Description
We are a small and friendly Independent School in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, a stones throw away from the A14 and Bury St Edmunds. Our Early Years department is a pre-school for Brookes and we follow Montessori principles, alongside the EYFS

They are looking for two apprentices to join the team.

The roles will be to support the qualified practitioners in the rooms, one apprentice in the 2 - 4 year olds room and one apprentice in the 4 - 5 year olds room. The day to day contact will be with the room leads, overall reporting to the Head of Early Years.

Main responsibilities:

To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 2 - 5 years.
To ensure that the preschool nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
To be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Room Leads/Nursery Manager.
To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

NVQ Level 2 in Early Years
Maths GCSE C or above, or equivalent
English GCSE C or above, or equivalent


Paediatric First Aid
Food Hygiene
Safe Guarding

Skills required

Empathy and understanding of children five and under.
Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents.
Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records.
Excellent organisational skills
Administrative and basic IT skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Able to work on own initiative


Have an interest/understanding in Montessori education.

Personal qualities

Calm and caring nature.
Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible.
A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm.
Able to perform in a fast-paced environment.
A creative thinker.
A good sense of humour.

Qualifications taken
Full Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Things to consider
We welcome a number of SEND children to our unit on a daily basis, this provides a number of challenges to the practitioners, but is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to nurture and develop all children. The apprentices will be able to attend suitable training sessions and therapy sessions to learn more about supporting children with differing needs. There is no public transport available, so the candidates must be able to drive or find a reliable alternative. These roles are all year round, we are shut 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks at Sumer and additional holidays to be taken on request during the school holiday time only.

What Next?
The unit is expanding and we have room to double our existing capacity, this will lead to the possibility of a permanent contract following completion of the apprenticeship.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 27/01/2021


£206 per week


This job is located in Risby, Suffolk

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West Suffolk College is an ambitious vocational and academic College, with a stunning main campus set in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. We are committed to providing outstanding education to all our students.

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