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Job Ref No. ECC0-107S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Apprentice National Minimum Wage
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 29/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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At Newhall Primary Academy we inspire children to believe in themselves and each other. We create a safe, happy and inclusive environment that encourages independence, resilience and learning. Together we are curious and creative we love to learn new things and discover new skills and ask lots of questions. We are committed to working in partnership with our community and teach our children to be respectful citizens, preparing them for the challenge and opportunities of our future world. Our children are kind and enthusiastic- they love to learn.

As part of our continued growth and development of our nursery, Newhall Primary Academy and REAch2 Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an apprentice to join our nursery team. If you're interested in working alongside likeminded professionals who go the extra mile to provide exceptional learning opportunities for children and want to learn on the job? We want to hear from you!

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • On a daily basis the apprentice will be involved in supporting the children with their basic needs i.e. helping them at mealtimes, toileting and supporting their emotional needs
  • Each Apprentice has a key group and as part of that role they will complete observations on the children with support from their mentor and put in place some planned activities to help the children to achieve their full potential against the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Take part in ensuring the children are kept safe at all times, completing risk assessments and reporting to the manager
  • In-house training will also take place, for example for safeguarding
  • The Apprentice will need to have an understanding of the nurseries policies and procedures and will gain a deeper knowledge of safeguarding procedures

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Apprentice will undertake all relevant training to support knowledge skills and behaviour in order to qualify as a Level 2/3 Early Years Practitioner IE: Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for permanent job with further career progression opportunities.

Desired skills:

  • Good verbal and written English
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised
  • Problem solving skills
  • Pragmatic

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Team player
  • Ability to be creative
  • Enjoy helping children learn through play

What we offer:

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities,
  • A Leadership Team dedicated to helping you develop an outstanding career and balanced life.
  • A supportive school that will provide you with the tools that you need to succeed.
  • Exciting, leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates across the Trust.
  • The chance to work with a fantastic team, with the best possible opportunities to share ideas, planning, assessment etc.
  • Opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflectivity.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of 'perks at work' - which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

Information about the School

Newhall is a new, 2-form, state of the art academy and nursery on the Newhall development in Harlow. The school has been built to accommodate 420 primary children (Reception to Year 6) and 56 nursery children (6 months to 4 years).

Our school and nursery are situated on vast grounds, incorporating sports fields, games courts and play areas. The main building itself offers a fully equipped curriculum kitchen for pupil use, a beautiful library, outbreak areas for interventions, a music and drama room and very well-resourced nursery rooms and primary classrooms.

All our staff have an excellent work ethic and deliver high quality learning opportunities for our polite and eager-to-learn children. We have a caring, family ethos coupled with high expectations and along with the Reach2 Academy Trust, we are able to provide high quality CPD for all who work here.

We look forward to having you join our Newhall family!

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Victoria Edwards
Reach2 Academy Trust
Roundhouse Way, Harlow
Essex, CM17 9SF
Telephone: 01279215480

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