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Early Years Assistant Apprentice (Childcare) little Angels

**An exciting new opportunity with an immediate start** Little Angels is looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual to join their growing nursery. Experience in childcare is not essential as full training will be provided.

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Closing date: 07 Feb 2022

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 (daily hours to be confirmed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Little Angels is looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual with good personal and communication skills, the ability to show initiative and be successful in a competitive working environment.

The role will include, but is not restricted, to:

  • Successfully gaining DBS clearance before starting work
  • Working in a nursery setting for an agreed number of hours per week
  • Attending 'off the job' training one day per week
  • Following instructions from the line manager or supervisor, in all aspects of work within the nursery setting
  • Performing a range of activities with the children in the nursery, which could include feeding, playing, reading, singing etc
  • Complying with safeguarding legislation
  • Complying with health, safety and security regulations and legislation.
  • Liaising with manager
  • Providing a safe environment for children
  • Aiding Children's learning and development
  • Daily, weekly and monthly checks around the nursery
  • Meal preparation
  • Supporting children’s behaviour and acting as a role model
  • Ensuring the environment is stimulating and appropriate, including equal opportunities

This employer is willing to take on a Level 3 Apprentice if a candidate has already obtained the appropriate Level 2 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Be eager to learn and master new skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Be outgoing with friendly disposition
  • Maintain a professional image at all times
  • Have a desire to learn all aspects of Childcare

Personal qualities


  • Be well presented at all times
  • Be punctual
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Have a willingness to learn all aspects of Childcare
  • Have the confidence to use own initiative
  • Have a good standard of hygiene
  • Have a bubbly and happy personality

Desired qualifications

Level 2:

  • GCSE maths and English A-C or 4-9 (or equivalent) is desirable, but not essential.

Level 3:

  • GCSE maths and English A-C or 4-9 (or equivalent) is preffered but not essential.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Childcare (or equivalent) is essential.

Future prospects

  • Level 2: On completion of Level 2 Early Years Practitioner there is the possibility of progressing to a further advanced apprenticeship to complete the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
  • Level 3: On completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship you will have the skills and qualifications to go on and potentially manage a nursery.

Things to consider

Little Angels have their own application pack that they want completing ahead of interview, apprentices signing up for this role may be asked to fill this in by JTM when sending over CVs.

Little Angels are looking for a potential immediate start so be prepared for a quick turn around on interview dates when applying. 

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process.

About the employer

Little Angels is based in Huyton, Liverpool.  We work with children from the ages of 0-5 years old.

Our first nursery first opened in January 2000 and was called Tiny Tots Cottage Day Nursery. In February 2011, we decided to change our group name to ‘Little Angels Nurseries’. We have 61 places for children. There are five rooms at the nursery. All rooms have qualified nursery practitioners, and we encourage learning through play, not formal education. Daily activities include painting, sand and water play, construction, imaginative play, stories and songs, counting, shape sorting and outdoor play.


little Angels


A 2


L36 7UX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Jarvis Training Management Ltd


Ciara Nolan 0151 336 9340

Level 2

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills – maths and English if required
  • On the job training at a specific location

Level 3

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skill – maths and English if required
  • Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid.
  • On the job training at a specific location

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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