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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Conkers

At Conkers, high quality staff and the warm purpose built homely environment, help to provide the ideal situation for the care and development of children. The already well-established company are now looking at recruiting 2 apprentices to join their team.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 6pm. Shift pattern to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties/Responsibilities will include:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff, and others
  • To developing partnerships with parents/carers
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints, and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the Nurseries aims and objectives

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children, parents and staff
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Reliable, enthusiastic, and flexible
  • A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Able to perform under stress
  • Empathy and understanding of children
  • A creative thinker
  • A good sense of humour
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Have a genuine interest in childcare

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English Grade 4/C and above or equivalent.

Future prospects

There is potential for a full-time permanent contract once apprenticeship is successfully completed.

About the employer

Early years childcare provider.




Dewhurst Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Burnley College


Jessica Parkinson 01282 733005

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard

This includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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