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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice WONDER YEARS LIMITED

Our client based in Brighton is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner apprentice to learn to take care of children from ages of 0-8yrs. Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 18 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £260.00 - £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday Shifts TBA

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

They are looking for someone who has a genuine passion for working with early Years children.

That individual needs to want to learn new skills and be open to challenging themselves and any pre-conceived ideas of how children best develop. This is to ensure as a nursery practitioner you have a wide range of skills that can be employed in different situations with a very wide range of children’s individual needs.

The ability to self-reflect on day’s events and allow for critical thinking is essential in order to be good at this job.

To be able to present a bright and positive outlook even on days that are sometimes a struggle is also essential. Children need to feel the security of thinking that those that are caring for them want to be doing so and are enjoying it.

Duties include:

  • To assist in all areas of nursery work and to provide support for other members of staff
  • To create an interesting and stimulating environment for the child to develop all their skills
  • To demonstrate a genuine care for children
  • To care for and supervise the children
  • To ensure their safety at all times
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as appropriate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good listening skills and learnability to learn an education frame-work
  • Self-reflection skills
  • Needed to assess own role in helping children develop
  • Being organised with time to make most use of quieter periods in the day to complete Observations of children
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Genuine enthusiasm to work with young children.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.

Desired qualifications

GCSE English, math and IT - minimum grade 4 / C (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Lots of room for progression. Once qualified we have never let an apprentice go in order to have a new apprentice. Every apprentice who works for us gets a full time job at the end if both parties are still happy. We promote from within. We have had 1 staff member go from level 2 to EYP and then on to teaching in schools.

About the employer

We are a medium sized children’s nursery. We are a home from home nursery, with close ties with our parents and a long-standing staff team that work in a supportive environment. We are (normally) an open plan nursery where children have freedom to move between rooms and large outdoor area. This requires the staff team to be very supportive and help with each other’s key children’s observations.





Surrenden Crescent



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Training provider

Next Step Apprenticeships

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Next Step Apprenticeships


Angela Potter 01273 063769

This Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard is for anyone interested in building a career in the children and young people’s workforce. Training will include:

  • EYFS 
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Functional Skills 

Apprentices without English or math at Level 1 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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