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Early Years Apprentice Barn Owls Nursery

On a daily basis 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 while supporting the other staff.You will be expected to maintain an excellent level of professionalism at all times and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for the children.

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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, times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 42.50

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

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As an Apprentice Nursery 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

  • To demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and
  • written standard English
  • Relevant skills for working with groups of children aged 0-5 years

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

Maths & English GCSE (or equivalent) at C/4 or above

Future prospects

The opportunity to progress within the company 

Things to consider

Should you already hold a qualification in childcare salary can be negotiated

About the employer

Barnowls Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage which is divided into seven areas of learning.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design


The EYFS supports every child’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

Every child at Barnowls Nursery is supported by a key worker who encourages all areas of a child’s development by planning activities based around individual needs and interests.

Key workers observe the children at Barnowls Nursery on a regular basis to record their progress and liaise with parents about their child’s development. Between the ages of two and three years old, key workers review each child’s development and discuss this with parents.

Every child at Barnowls Nursey is supported and included.


Barn Owls Nursery



New Road


HP22 5JD

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Jenny Lindley 07506080920 jenny.lindley@education-and-skills.comy

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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