Early Years Practitioner


A fantastic opportunity to join Trinity Corner Nursery’s well-established team as an Early Years Apprentice in Gateshead. If you are interested in starting a career in education / early years, then look no further.

Trinity Corner Private Nursery

Gateshead, NE84QR


Per Week

30.00 Hours

Per Week

Role and Responsibilities

  • Motivate and stimulate a child's learning abilities, often encouraging learning through experience
  • Following EYFS principles providing fulfilling and enriching learning opportunities for children
  • Ensure a high level of care provided at all times
  • Follow nursery policy and procedures and safeguard all children in their care
  • Contribute to learning team and planning lessons together
  • Provide pastoral care and support to children and give them with a secure learning environment
  • Assist with the development of a child's personal, social, language and physical coordination abilities
  • Develop and produce visual aids and teaching resources
  • Encourage mathematical and creative development through stories, songs, games, drawing and imaginative play
  • Help children develop curiosity and knowledge
  • Work with others to plan and coordinate work both indoors and outdoors
  • Share knowledge gained with other practitioners and build and maintain relationships with parents
  • Observe, assess and record each child's progress
  • Ensure the health and safety of children and staff is maintained during all activities, both inside and outside the nursery or school
  • Keep up to date with changes in the curriculum and developments in best practice
  • Personal care elements e.g. taking pupil to toilet / Nappy changes

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Required Skills

  • Good IT skills – knowledge of different computer packages
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Numerate and Literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Able to work as part of a team, as well as individually
  • Able to deal with children/parents sensitively and keep information confidential
  • Awareness of Safeguarding and the EYFS

Required Qualifications

  • Maths and English, GCSE Grade 9-4 / A*-C or equivalent


  • Maths and English to Level 2 required, if not already achieved
  • Ongoing assessment by the employer and provider – for example meetings with apprentice, employer and learning provider, observations of workplace, gathering evidence
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour in relation to: customer service principles and practices, planning, regulation, responsibility and IT, business principles, customer communication and health and safety
  • 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 multiple choice assessment; showcase portfolio of learning and interview; presentation of a project