Early Years Educator


A Great opportunity to start a career in childcare and teaching.

Grindon Infant School

Sunderland, SR49QN


Per Week

37.00 Hours

Per Week

Role and Responsibilities

To help provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.

To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.

To understand and work to School policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.

To plan activities which ensure each a child is working towards the early learning outcomes.

To be a key person.

To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments

To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the Nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.

To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the School aims and objectives

Changing nappies.

Supporting children with toilet training.

Keeping and updating records.

Working with team members.

Maintaining a high standard of operation.

Attending staff meetings.

To contribute to children’s earning Journals.

Work alongside parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs to provide full integration in the Setting

Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snacks and equipment.

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Required Skills

Required Qualifications

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade 4-9 or equivalent


Teaching Assitant level 3 Apprenticeship

· Maths and English to Level 2 required, if not already achieved

· Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour in relation to

customer service principles and practices

business principles

technical competencies

knowledge and understating

research activities

commercial awareness

managing challenging situations and taking ownership

health and safety

· Ongoing assessment by the employer and provider – for example meetings with apprentice, employer and learning provider, observations of workplace, gathering evidence

Undertake a self-assessment in the last month of their apprenticeship to enable them to see whether they are confident that they have taken on board all aspects of the occupation. This self-assessment must be submitted to the independent end point assessor as a source of evidence to prepare for independent End Point Assessment which will include a showcase portfolio; a project; an employer reference and a structured interview about their portfolio and project.


Future progression and opportunity's to be confirmed with the school.