About us

Pastures Way Nursery School is a small school maintained by Luton Council with children aged 5 years and under.

We are passionate about providing the best education through a child centered curriculum. We are an inclusive school and teach children from a range of different backgrounds, including those with special educational needs and English as an Additional Language.

About the job

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and motivated Early Years Worker to work with children aged 5 years and under at Pastures Way Nursey School. They will be expected to support children’s learning both in inside and outside classrooms and undertake key working, including tracking children and identifying next steps.

Employer Name: Pasture Way Nursery School
Learning Provider: Luton Adult Learning part of Luton Council
Salary: £4.62/hour (apprentice rate)
Working Week: 35h/week
Apprenticeship: Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard
Expected apprenticeship duration: 15 months including 3 months EPA
Training to be provided:
- Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard
- Functional Skills English and Math's (where applicable)
- End Point Assessment
Qualifications Required: Candidate should have achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and Maths or equivalent.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team in the nursery where you will undertake a range of duties such as:
Provide support in the setting by interacting with children, or carrying out other duties as specified by the class teacher or team leader.
Provide support to individual children as directed by the class teacher or team leader.
Assist in preparations for teaching and learning, helping to set out and clear away activities and equipment, putting up displays, organizing resources such as mixing paints, cutting paper, sorting toys, tidying the home corner, helping to maintain the order and cleanliness of the learning environment both indoors and outside.
Assist in the care and supervision of children in the indoor environment and the playground and take part in the children’s daily routine, including mealtimes and nappy changing.
Provide feedback to teaching and other staff on children’s daily routines and progress
Be part of a team that prioritizes safeguarding and understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
Accompany staff on school outings, assisting in the supervision of children.
Accompany staff on home visits if and when required.
Be willing to learn about children’s development stages, progress and how to best support their learning.
Assist with periodic activities that have been arranged for the children e.g. when animals are brought to school.

About you

Skills required:
Understanding of confidentiality in schools.
Good communication skills, with children and adults.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Ability to use own initiative.
Knowledge of safeguarding.
Knowledge of health and safety.
Understanding of equality and diversity.

Personal Qualities:
Professional appearance and manner.
Able to contribute constructively to and work effectively as a team member.
Able to take direction and use own initiative.
Desire to work in a child centered environment.
Good timekeeping.
Prepared to learn new skills.
Flexible, enthusiastic and with plenty of common-sense.
A kind, friendly and nurturing approach.

Additional information

This is a term time only role (38 weeks plus 5 days training). It is expected that the post holder will take annual leave during the school holidays which are 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks at Easter and 6 weeks in August.

The role may involve lifting of children and equipment. There may also be the requirement to clear up after a pupil has been ill or had a spillage/toileting accident.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Because of the nature of this post, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.