Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

Barnston Buddies

Location: Heswall, Wirral

Vacancy description

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Supporting Development and Learning:

  • Develop a positive and supportive relationship with all children in EYFS
  • Be aware of the differing needs of children.
  • Support the practitioners in delivering effective early years practice
  • Assist the room leader with maintaining the children’s records
  • Support the children’s’ emotional or behavioural needs and help develop their social skills

Administrative duties:

  • Prepare and present displays of children’s work
  • Support room leaders in photocopying and other tasks in order to support their responsibilities.

Standards and Quality Assurance:

  • Support the aims and ethos of the nursery
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the head practitioner e.g. Lunchtime supervision
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Experience of working in Early Years
  • Able to communicate clearly and with correct spoken English
  • Ability to deliver programmes and sessions in 1:1 and small groups under the direction of the room leader
  • Keen to support learning through play
  • Willing to accept direction and advice and act on it
  • Enthusiastic and keen to be part of a team
  • Interest in SEN and/or Early Years provision

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • Level of maturity with working in a EYE setting will be required
  • Ambitious – hard working
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

About Barnston Buddies

They  provide high quality care and education for children from 2 to 11 years of age.  Located in the grounds of Barnston Primary School in their purpose-built unit where we provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can play, learn and develop.  Staff are highly qualified and experienced with some of their team having gained Early Years Professional Status.

Children are helped to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions to become competent, independent and co-operative individuals.  All our children are provided with a wide range of opportunities designed to challenge and promote self-esteem and resilience.


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