Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Level 2 - Ref: TV41121

Willenhall, West Midlands
The current National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £4.30 an hour.
11 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
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Short Heath Federation

Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (x 2 posts available)
35 hours per week, term time only + 5 Training days.

Fixed Term Contract: 15 months


Our Federation offers a unique opportunity for a very special kind of Early Years Practitioner to work in a single phase school, as well as the chance to work alongside colleagues from other phases, in order to enhance your professional development. 

We are now entering a really exciting phase in our Federation’s development, as we are the West Walsall Nurture Hub, leading in schools on developing Restorative Practice, active members of the Attachment Research Community, working collaboratively on delivering Autism Education Trust training and continuing to develop our Specialist learning provisions in response to an increased number of children with specific additional needs! We are also just going into the third phase of our expansion to three form entry (with a building project on its way). This is great news for our current staff and for you! We can offer more opportunities for career development over time and more CPD than ever before! We are a fully inclusive school and enjoy the challenge of meeting the needs of every child in a unique way. Our practice is recognised as exceptional. Our staff are too.

Opportunities exist in our Federation schools for Apprentice Level 2 Early Years Practitioners who will inspire our children, ensuring they make good progress and enjoy learning. This may be at Rosedale CofE Infant School in reception or at Lane Head Nursery School.

You need resilience, strength of character and a professional curiosity in order to support our children’s needs which can be many and varied.

Applications are invited from candidates who:

  • Enjoy motivating and exciting children about learning
  • Have a working knowledge and experience of working with children with ADHD, ASD, SLD and MLD
  • Love working as part of a team
  • Are able to use their own initiative, thinking creatively
  • Have GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Are able to support children to be independent learners
  • Are keen to develop themselves and others
  • Are imaginative, energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Nurture and encourage children to fulfil their potential

We can offer


  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, happy children and families!
  • A strong dedicated team, who are committed to maintaining high standards whilst still having fun!
  • A structured programme of CPD, working closely with colleagues in our federated schools



If you can see yourself being part of our team, you can download an application pack from our website - .  If you would like to know more, drop an email to Deb Walton, Head of our Early Years Phase: , who will get back to you. Visits to the school can be arranged.

Closing date for applications is 12.00 Noon on Monday 1ST November 2021.

Interviews will be held week beginning 8th November 2021.

Short Heath Federation is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, keeping children safe in education and promoting British Values in school and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure check and a completed Disqualification by Association form, along with relevant pre-employment checks, including two suitable professional references.

environment where all staff are valued and where there are opportunities for professional development.

Rates of pay:
The current National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to Apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices will be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over AFTER completing their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.56 an hour for 18-20 year olds, £8.36 an hour for 21-24 year olds and £8.91 for anyone aged 25 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that is part of their apprenticeship. 

How to apply -Application forms are available on WMJobs and on our website or alternatively please email for an application pack.

Completed application forms should be returned via email to the school along with a 2-page personal statement. Your statement should show how you meet the criteria of the post to which you are applying and how your examples demonstrate impact. Posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.