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Apprentice Childcare Practitioner at Level 2 Milestones Nursery

Contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children. Develop and maintain good relationships and professional communication with parents/carers. Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment for the children. Promote the high profile and reputation of the business at all times.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, between 07:30 and 18:00, candidates under the age of 18 will work no longer than 8 hours per day. May involve some occasional weekend work. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children in your care in conjunction with other team members
  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Engage in good team working
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents and other family members
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g., monthly staff meetings, parents’ evenings and fundraising events
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help where needed
  • Carry out personal care and hygiene routine of babies and children including the changing of nappies and toileting
  • Undertake domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleaning and tidying of nursery equipment and facilities
    (Complete job description will be given at interview)

Childcare Apprentice:

The successful candidate will be working with children aged from 3 months to 5 years. The Childcare Apprentice will undertake a broad and varied range of activities; some routine and others demanding some level of independence or responsibility. Working under supervision, they are likely to deal with various duties within the childcare setting which briefly include:

  • Setting up and carrying out planned activities
  • Helping children at meal times
  • Personal care routines
  • Assessing the health and safety of the setting for the children
  • General cleaning/tidying
  • Working closely with other staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good language and conversational skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Literate

Personal qualities

  • Cheerful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Kind
  • Honest
  • Caring
  • Trustworthy
  • Organised and prompt
  • Excellent personal presentation and hygiene

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths, alternatively functional skills at level 1 as a minimum

Future prospects

After completion of the level 2, the candidate will be supported to achieve the level 3 qualification and become a Key Person responsible for a group of children if applicable.

Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualifications, there will be a further opportunity for internal progression within the nursery.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Milestones Private day Nursery is passionate about providing quality Early Years Education. We deliver flexible care and education from 3 months to 11 years. We cater for all children’s needs from half a day to full time and deliver the highest standards in care and safety. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Apprentice who loves children and wishes to develop a career in early years’ childcare and is committed to working with a great team of staff.


Milestones Nursery


Cardinal Heenan School

Tongue Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aire Vocational Training Ltd


Lynne Green

Apprenticeship qualifications are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment.
Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence, professional discussions, assignments and project/case studies. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio of evidence.

You will achieve:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (370 Guided Learning Hours)
  • Functional Skills Level 1 English/ maths to be achieved and support to sit tests at level 2
  • Apprentices must successfully pass the end point assessment which involves:
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio with the following grades – Fail, Pass and Distinction
  • Knowledge test

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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