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Childcare Apprenticeship (Early Years Practitioner Level 2) Mulberry Nature Nurseries Ltd

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 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

    Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Learning how children learn and the expected pattern of babies and children’s development from birth to 5 years and their further development from ages 5 to 7. Areas of development include cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, social, brain development and literacy and numeracy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Understand and follow the legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information and promoting the welfare of children
  • Understand and follow legal requirements and guidance for, Health and safety and Security
  • Be aware of and reduce the risks and hazards in the work setting
  • Refer any concerns about a baby’s or child’s development to your supervisor
  • Follow the statutory guidance in relation to the care and education of children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Communicate with all children in ways that will be understood, including verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Use a range of learning activities to support early language development including reading, writing and number games
  • Prepare food and drinks for the children and be aware of any allergies or food intolerances

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator with all ages
  • Able to work quickly  
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Able to ask for help when needed
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Friendly and approachable

Desired qualifications

Must have GCSE maths and English grade D/4 or above or Functional Skills level 1 completed before the course starts.

Future prospects

Could progress to Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship or full-time role.

Things to consider

  • You will have an interview with the college as the first stage before being put forward to the employer
  • Certificates for your maths and English qualifications will need to be seen before enrolling on the course
  • Attending college one day a week during time, which is typically 9am-4pm

About the employer

We are a small home from home setting offering high quality childcare for children 3 months to 5 years.

The Setting is dedicated to providing children with a stimulating environment for which to explore. We have a learning room for quiet activities. A playroom for role play, dressing up and construction. We have a computer room and exploration area, a messy playroom and a wonderful garden.

Our newly purpose-built baby unit specialises in babies 3 months to 2 years. Our practitioners are specifically trained in the needs of small babies and their stimulating needs. The” acorn” room has a separate sleep room and separate milk kitchen with a large play area with underfloor heating throughout.

Our large garden has a racing track, vegetable patch, a great undercover area providing access to the garden all year round. We have recently been growing a willow dome in our beautiful woodland area. This provides exploration in the woods and secret dens to hide!


Mulberry Nature Nurseries Ltd



Oakwood Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bournemouth & Poole College


Claire Clark 01202 205831

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

Attending college for theory and practical lessons with support from a tutor and assessor. You will also learn in the workplace from trained professionals. 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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