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Daily you will be expected to engage with the children through play and activities. You will need to be flexible in the role and carry out all tasks and duties as requested while supporting the other staff within the setting, this can include domestic tasks such as preparing snacks and cleaning equipment.

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Closing date: 29 May 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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner, you will provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for the children attending our setting. Our ideal candidate will be outgoing, positive, and enthusiastic with a passion for child development.

You will be able to use your initiative when engaging with the children to ensure their needs and requirements are met and they feel comfortable throughout the day.

You will interact with parents/carers of the children daily therefore you will need to be confident and have excellent communication skills.  You will support staff within the setting and contribute to effective teamwork while providing an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

While working in the nursery you will be expected to support the children’s learning and development through play and monitor the children’s progress to ensure they reach their development targets. You will promote positive relationships in the early years setting and assist with activities that keep children engaged throughout the day to enhance the children’s independence.

While working in the setting you will be expected to complete a Level 2 in Early Years and maintain excellent progress with your studies which will provide you with the underpinning knowledge required to carry out the role to a high standard. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping skills
  • To hold some experience with children

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Approachable
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Able to communicate with parents, staff and children

Desired qualifications

None required.

Future prospects

To become a qualified member of the team upon completion.

About the employer

Here at Cornerstone Nurseries, we provide high standards of childcare, forming a stable environment for your child’s journey through the most important development stages of their fundamental first years.

Our nurseries focus on valuing children’s interests to enhance and enrich their learning, which all develops from each child’s individual abilities and interest.

We pride ourselves on selecting a dedicated staff team who are chosen for their genuine passion in bringing out your child’s potential through their exciting journey within their early years.

As a parent we understand the many emotions that you encounter when deciding on a childcare provider. We hope you feel confident in contacting us for a nursery visit to view our facilities as we are sure we can fulfil your expectations.




146 Dyche Road


S8 8DT

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Jenny Lindley 07506080920

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for The Early Years Practitioner

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce.

This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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