Early Years Educator

  • Apprenticeship
  • East Midlands
  • Nottingham

Website Rosecliffe Spencer Academy

Apprenticeship Qualification:     Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 2

How long does it take?     Up to 15 months

Who is it with?     Rosecliffe Spencer Academy – part of Spencer Academies Trust

Where?     73 Rose Way, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4JE

Working Hours:     08.15 -16.00 (Tuesday 16.45)

Weekly Hours:     37 Hours – Term time ONLY (40 weeks)

Hourly Rate:     £4.30

Reporting to:     Principle

About The Employer:    

The academy is part of Spencer Academies Trust and closely linked to Chetwynd Primary, an outstanding academy within the trust. Through our links with the Derby Research School and George Spencer Teaching School, Rosecliffe endeavours to be at the forefront of new educational knowledge and practice, ensuring that the children in our school have the expertise around them to lead them to reach their full potential.

We are keen to create a high performing school based on developing children’s curiosity and an exciting and knowledge-rich curriculum to serve our local community. At Rosecliffe Spencer, all children learn in an environment that helps them to thrive and understand that their learning has no limits.

School size and culture

We Believe: 

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

Our Team:

  • We are a small team of passionate professionals who thieve to give the children in our care the best possible opportunities.
  • We are a supportive team, who go the extra mile every day.
  • We believe in ‘every child, every day, no excuses.’

About the Role:

Rosecliffe Spencer Academy are looking for a highly motivated, conscientious practitioner, who has the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. Is motivated and passionate to achieve the very best for the children in our care and wants to make a genuine difference.   Makes learning visible through inquiry and can make learning exciting for all. Takes their own initiative to assess and evaluate pupils’ needs. Is ready to learn themselves and grow with us. Has excellent communication skills and a sense of humour. We currently have a Foundation Stage unit for children aged between 3-5 years of age, so you will be supporting children as they enter education for the first time.

We are brand-new, purpose-built school, built to support the local community. We are exciting to be able to create an Apprenticeship opportunity within the school, working within Early Years.

And Day to Day? It will be your responsibility to:

  • Support the teacher with activities enabling the children to access all areas of the curriculum.
  • Support and encourage pupils to become independent learners and help to raise the standard of achievement and attainment for all pupils.
  • Contribute to the implementation of an effective behaviour management strategy, applying it fairly and consistently within clear boundaries and reinforcing positive aspects of behaviour.
  • Support inclusion of all pupils.
  • Provide support for individual pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities, being aware of stages of development, individual needs and giving positive encouragement and feedback to ensure pupils are reaching their full potential. The learning activities may be for individual pupils or small groups of pupils.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding of all pupils by having an awareness of signs of abuse, an understanding of relevant procedure and protocol and ensuring any concerns are addressed in a calm and sensitive manner.
  • Provide high quality outdoor learning experiences.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with pupils by communicating effectively, allowing them to feel valued and listened to, encouraging questions and ideas.
  • Assist in arranging an attractive, stimulating and organised learning environment for the children.
  • Provide a keyworker role which entails providing personal care, making observations, completing individual children’s ‘Learning Journeys’.
  • Actively promote good home/school relationships.
  • Assist in the implementation of provision maps (where applicable) and monitor their progress.
  • Prepare and present displays of pupils’ work.
  • Attend, and contribute to planning meetings and staff meetings where appropriate.
  • Give care and support for pupils by providing a safe and secure environment, responding to accidents, emergencies and following procedures where appropriate. Respond to minor health problems, seeking the support of the school first aider where necessary.
  • To supervise children when entering school and during break times, alongside the class teacher/teaching assistant.
  • To provide lunchtime support for the class.
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.
  • Supervise children during school visits and residential trips.

You’ll need to be:

  • Able to form positive relationships with all children and motivate them to succeed, contributing to a warm, friendly environment
  • Able to work with others in a team to support work with children with special educational needs
  • Work at all times within the framework of agreed school policies
  • Have a flexible approach to work and to enjoy being a member of a team
  • Able to manage own work load effectively and responds swiftly to tight deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to enthuse and motivate others
  • To show a caring attitude towards pupils, staff and parents/carers
  • To practice equal opportunities in all aspects of the role and around the work place in line with policy
  • To maintain a personal commitment to professional development
  • To contribute to the wider life of the academy
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding
  • Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for health and safety
  • Commitment to the Trust’s ethos, aims and whole community


Ideal GCSE A – C in English and Maths

And the Long-Term Opportunities?

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.


  • A brand-new school, with a wide range of high-quality resources
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues
  • A place where you will feel valued for your hard work
  • A growing learning community with opportunities to learn from others and through research
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • Networking opportunities for staff all and access to a range of high-quality CPD.
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