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Childcare Level 2 - Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship RAINBOW DAY NURSERY (BROMLEY) LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to begin your career with Parenta Training, working in an early years setting. Become an apprentice in one of our fun and friendly nurseries working with children aged from birth to five years, gaining experience while you learn.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 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 to Friday on a flexible shift rota between 7.30am and 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    11 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Parenta have many opportunities available and offer you the chance to ‘Earn as you Learn’ whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The best part? There are no classes to attend!

We are currently hiring candidates to work in a nursery setting.

The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will be paid an hourly rate
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification - without having to attend classroom based lessons. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 15 months. You will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare

Throughout your role you are not alone. Parenta offer you full training, support, guidance and are here to help you progress your career. You even have a personal assessor / tutor assigned to you from the moment you start your journey as a modern apprentice.

Your role will include:                                                                                   

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector
  • Assisting and meeting the personal / emotional needs of individual children - Changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care / support to children, ensuring they take part with day-to-day learning and play activities
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner
  • To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment

Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within the early learning year’s sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about caring for children
  • Have an outgoing, bubbly, motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual

The rate for apprentices (or if aged 19, for their first year only) is £4.15 from the 1st April 2020, however some settings offer more, with most offering  a pay review with potential wage increase upon completion of probation:

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking. It is helpful if you are confident with children, calm and organised
  • Experience of working / participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and outgoing with a willingness to learn
  • Passionate about providing equal opportunity family centred childcare
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with a wide range of people
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm, caring and approachable
  • Flexible
  • Open to change and a team player

Desired qualifications

No minimum GCSE requirement (or the equivalent). 

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to continue with an exciting career in childcare! Initially you will be working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare, with a chance to progress to a level 3 after that.

Things to consider

Before you make your application, please ensure that you are able to reliably travel to and from the employer location on a daily basis. Please check bus times / travel arrangements.

You will have to agree to undergo a check of police records (eg a DBS) and be willing to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. For any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact 0800 0029242.
Please do not contact the employer directly.

Questions to ask:


What attracts you to working in the Childcare Industry?


What do you hope to achieve in the next 5 years?

DBS compliance Statement.

Parenta is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. Successful applicants for our roles must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

About the employer

Our Vision is to provide every child and staff member the opportunity to grow and develop to reach their full potential.


  • That we provide a safe and secure environment where our children, parents, staff and students can flourish
  • That we ensure learning and development opportunities are maximised at all time through a variety of delivery methods
  • That our care does not stop at traditional boundaries, and that all factors of health and wellbeing, from nutrition and exercise to social and emotional wellbeing across our children, staff and families are fully supported


  • That each day staff are able to make a positive contribution to the development of each child
  • Our trained professional staff have the ability to deliver high quality care and education in line with best practice. All our team are members of the professional body PACEY to support their CPD
  • That our staff are able to make a genuine difference, and we support and develop them so as to be confident in doing so
  • We support our staff to enable them to make a genuine difference to each child’s learning and development
  • Our ability to make relationships - with our parents, our partner schools and our local community groups help make a positive contribution to our communities


  • We understand and respect all cultures and beliefs of all the children, staff and families at the nursery
  • At RDN we respect parent’s values and weave these into the fabric of the nursery
  • We teach the children and staff British values and these underpin our work
  • We respect the value of research and trial new ideas and methods of learning to help us evolve as a provider
  • To ensure that any child with a special educational need is identified early and appropriate arrangements are made for them in accordance with our Special Needs Policy


  • We work hard to get the internal and external environment rich in opportunities for the children to learn and explore
  • We work in a supportive environment with key workers forming strong relationships with the children and families to enhance the learning for each child in line with their needs and interests
  • Dedicated areas / rooms that are age appropriate for the children whilst giving them the opportunity to take risks




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Parenta Group


Paul Burton 01622 934248

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021