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Early Years Apprentice PEAR TREE NURSERY LTD

Pear Tree Nursery have a fantastic new opportunity for an Early Years Apprentice. You will be responsible for assisting practitioners with supporting learning and development for children aged 3 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties may include:

  • Assist practitioners in daily duties including supporting children’s learning and development
  • Plan and prepare activities to reflect children’s interests and stage of development
  • Take part in all activities including play, feeding and hygiene routines
  • Nurture children’s emotional wellbeing
  • Assist with the development record system and possibly take on the role of a key person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good rapport with both adults and children
  • Numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use your own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 9-4/A*-C including maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Prior experience in working with young children is required

Future prospects

Could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

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

About the employer

Pear Tree Nursery, which opened its doors in 2017, provides quality care and learning for young children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. Children are never too young to learn and at Pear Tree Nursery, a learning journey will begin when a baby joins us to when a child starts a new chapter at Primary School.





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Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College


The Apprenticeship Hub 01782 254287

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner (Children and Young People’s Workforce) Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths and English (if required) 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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