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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Dowry House Nursery School

We are looking for a level 2 early years apprentice to join our team! Your role will involve general day to day care and education of children, tidying and cleaning duties and working as part of a team to provide a high standard of care.

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Closing date: 21 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

    Shifts to be confirmed between 7.30am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 41.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • 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 with our 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 liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery aims and objectives

Due to nursery budget, we are looking to recruit a 16-18 applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Empathy and understanding of children under five.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Administrative and basic IT skills
  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Able to work on your own initiative

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
  • A creative thinker

Desired qualifications

  • 4 x GCSE A*-D / 9-3 which must include GCSE English at  A*-C / 9-4 and maths at A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Possible progression to Level 3 or full employment

Things to consider

  • In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open
  • Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Dowry House Nursery

The nursery is based in a large Victorian house in Bamber Bridge, Preston near to Brownedge St Mary’s Church. The fantastic grounds are fully enclosed providing the children with a safe and challenging environment. We are very much an outdoor nursery where most of our day is spent, so be prepared for your child to be tousled, tarnished and tired at the end of each day as they benefit from the freedom of outdoor play all year round.

Inside, our nursery provides a comforting atmosphere with spacious rooms for many varied activities. Our children benefit from mature professionals who enjoy their work and are dedicated to ensuring all children are treated as individuals and look upon nursery days as a home from home.


Dowry House Nursery School



St Marys Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Kirsty Gregory

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

This includes:

  • Main learning objectives: Supporting child development, safeguarding, protection and welfare, health and safety of babies and young children, responsibilities of the early years practitioner, planning and delivering activities and purposeful play, partnership working
  • Functional Skills – if required
  • EPA (End Point Assessment) – Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes a professional discussion underpinned by portfolio. A knowledge test. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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