Apprentice Early Years Educator [Hackney Education]

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Salary - Grade

GBP £23,016 23016 - Scale 2

Contract Type


Contract Length

21 months

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required



Children & Education


Hackney Education

Closing date


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The primary role of an Early Years Educator Apprentice is to work as a member of the Early Years Team to support and assist early years professionals with the physical, emotional and educational needs of our children. The Early Years Educator apprentice works under a Room Leader to support the relevant professionals to plan activities to encourage play and sensory stimulation. Although the post holder will work under the direction of a professional, he/she may also be required to work on his/her own after a period of induction.

You will spend at least 21 months  in a supporting role within The Forest School as part of Clapton Park Children’s Centre You will work with staff from across the council; and you could work with Hackney’s residents and external organisations.

Please see the job description for more information about specific duties of the role.

This fixed-term apprenticeship combines work, on and off the job training, and study towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

You will spend at least 20% of your fixed term contract completing training & learning activities to complete this.

It is important that you work hard on the formal training as well as the on-the-job aspects. Your manager, colleagues and Hackney’s apprenticeship team will support you. You will also have access to the apprenticeship development, networking & progression workshops that we run regularly.

Eligibility criteria:

You must have at least one of the below links to the borough:

  • – You are a current resident of the London Borough of Hackney
  • – You are a current student at a Hackney education institution (school, college, university, PRU/alternative provision, Adult Learning provision)
  • – You are a former student at a Hackney secondary education institution and completed at least one GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification there
  • – You are a current or former recipient of Hackney leaving care services.

Funding criteria – you must:

  • – Hold a British or EEA passport or have permission from the UK government to live in the UK AND
  • – Have been resident in the UK or EEA for at least the last three years AND 
  • – Have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the Apprenticeship

Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures. 

Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve –and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. 

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.