Early Years Apprentice, Surrey

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Pine Ridge and Lorraine FederationSurrey

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £6,251 plus benefits
Contract term: Fixed Term

Do you have a real love of children and a desire for a career where you can have an impact on young lives? We are offering an Early Years Apprentice programme starting this September.


Have you completed, or are you studying for, an Early Years Level 2 qualification and would like to extend this to a Level 3 in a work based setting? Or, do you have a good level of education and some experience with children and are ready to train at Level 3? Our infant schools have children from aged 2 – 7 years, and we work closely with our Children’s Centre, so we can give a breadth of experience to enable you to get the most out of your training.


Among the very experienced Leadership Team we have a specialists supporting training at all levels. We are currently supporting 3 apprentices, several trainee teachers, and a higher level teaching assistant. This fosters an atmosphere of supportive learning for all staff, including those who mentor and coach our trainees and lead whole staff training sessions. With our values: Respect – Try your best - Succeed underpinning our inclusive ethos, this is an exciting opportunity to start your career in education.


We offer:

• Fully funded training from a Surrey approved training provider

• A well-resourced nursery, catering for children aged 2 to 4 years

• Study release time to support coursework completion

• A strong team of highly qualified staff, including a dedicated mentor, able to provide support through the training programme

• Access to excellent CPD opportunities through our partnership with GLF schools

• A location with good road and public transport links surrounded by beautiful woodland


The successful candidate must:

• Have a strong interest in the Early Years Foundation Stage and early childhood development

• Show enthusiasm and commitment

• Have good organisational and communication skills

• Show a desire to inspire and nurture every child


We are part of GLF Schools who aspire to create a group of academies that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right, maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity. Whilst each school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. Joining GLF schools brings a wealth of opportunity both personally and professionally. GLF Schools will recognise your skills, encourage creativity and provide opportunities for you to grow, learn and flourish. As a member of staff you can expect GLF to invest in your career progression, provide a bespoke career development plan and offer the potential to be fast tracked into leadership.


Hours of work will be Mon-Fri 8.30am – 3.30pm, plus 30 minutes for a weekly staff meeting, for 39 weeks per year (33 hours per week).

Salary range: £6,251 (Pro-rata £8,000) plus benefits including Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing Date: 15th July 2019

Contract Type/Term: Permanent/Part-time

Start Date: September 2019


We would encourage candidates to visit us in order to get a better feel for our settings. Please email our Business Leader Janet Miall j.miall@prlfederation.org to arrange an appointment.


GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As a Trust, we support applications from leaders from diverse backgrounds and from educators seeking flexible leadership opportunities. GLF reserves the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.



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Type: English Primary Schools
Address: Esher Road, Old Dean Estate, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4AW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1276 23207
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