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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice United Kids Childcare

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone that is looking to progress from a Level 2 Early Years Childcare qualification and move to a Level 3 qualification. Great nursery, with superb facilities and a friendly team that caters for children between 0-5years.

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Closing date: 25 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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  • Working week

    o Monday - Friday (30hours per week) Shift work (8am - 4pm) o Total hours per week: 30.00

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil the following duties roles and responsibilities:
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Support the planning and delivery of purposeful play activities in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Work with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure children’s individual needs are met 
  • Support the children to understand healthy life choices through engaging play activities
  • Take an active role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Use communication and knowledge of child development to engage with children and support those requiring additional support
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Carry out respectful care routines such as feeding, nappy changing and dental care
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their trainer assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Support children’s numeracy, literacy and language through a range of play activities and opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Friendly and Caring
  • Previous knowledge and experience of working with Children desired, but not essential
  • Creative
  • Teamplayer

Personal qualities

  • A warm, caring and patient nature.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A sense of responsibility.
  • A consistent and fair approach.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Creativity.
  • An awareness of safety and hygiene.
  • The ability to work in a team.

Desired qualifications

  • Maths & English (A-C) level 4 above

Future prospects

Potential for the role to become permanent after the apprenticeship

About the employer

Our first nursery was opened in September 2018, due to its success our second nursery was launched in April 2019. The owner and founder of the Nursery is a lady called Gurpreet Padda.

Our mission at United Kids is to provide high quality care, creating a safe, loving, caring, nurturing, stimulating fun and enriching environment for our children. I strongly believe in providing exploring and learning opportunities through play that are filled with knowledge and insight that enhances our children's development giving the best start in life and education.


United Kids Childcare


Hateley Heath Infant School

Huntingdon Road

West Bromwich

B71 2RP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Kiran Kaur

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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