Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Apprentice Early Years Educator


Student & Academic Services

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Enrolled / Place accepted onto a Level 3 in Childcare / Early Years Apprenticeship Programme E A
2 Hold Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Early Years / Childcare D A
3 A knowledge of legislation appropriate to role (Safeguarding procedures, welfare requirements, Health and Safety, SEN Code of Practice) E A/I
4 Holds knowledge in the Early Years Foundation stage and able to plan activities appropriate for children’s development and complete child development observations D A/I
5 Has experience of working with children under the age of five years E A/I
Skills and Behaviours
6 Committed to Continuing Professional Development and prepared to attend day release to undertake and complete Level 3 qualifications. Complete assessments and coursework as required E A/I
7 Shows a passion for working with children and is able to engage children E A/I
8 Flexible approach and has the ability to work within a team environment E A/I
9 Good oral communication and awareness of confidentiality E A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview