Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Little Deers Pre School

An incredible opportunity to join a countryside nursery in the New Forest to gain a qualification and begin a rewarding career!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain a qualification and begin or continue a rewarding career in early years care and education. We offer a unique opportunity to start your childcare career in an idyllic New Forest setting surrounded by ponies, deer and other forest livestock. If you love children, the countryside and splashing in muddy puddles, we have the perfect job for you.

Your daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Daily care and education of the children with support and guidance from the rest of the team
  • Outdoor play (splashing in muddy puddles)
  • Daily care routines for children 0-5 years
  • Reading stories, singing songs
  • Supporting children’s learning and development
  • Observing play to enhance learning opportunities

Working hours are Monday-Friday, shifts between 7:45am - 6pm.
We offer reciprocal flexibility to try to work around life outside of the workplace with rotational early Friday finishes and half days.
Free onsite parking.
2 weeks shutdown for Christmas, birthday day off as well as bank holidays.
Own transport is required due to rural location.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work well and keep a cool head
  • A good team player
  • Ability to use initiative at all times

Personal qualities

  • A great communicator
  • Enthusiastic
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • A passion for nature and the outdoors
  • Empathetic

Desired qualifications

GCSE's passes are preferred but not essential.

Future prospects

An opportunity to remain at the setting upon completion of qualification and progress to senior positions.

Things to consider

Own transport is required due to rural location.

About the employer

We are a small not-for-profit nursery which allows us to invest everything back into our staff and resources. We have a friendly and supportive staff team in a unique New Forest setting.


Little Deers Pre School


Deer Hall

Ringwood Road


BH24 4BU

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Tess Allan 02393 876404

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Oct 2021