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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Sedbergh School

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, reception classes and as childminders.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include

  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to day to day duties to ensure smooth running and operation of the childcare setting
  • To work as an effective part of the team ensuring you maintain good morale, positively promoting a team approach within the setting, this leading to a high reputation both in and outside of the setting
  • To ensure that you are communicating at an appropriate level with the children in your care during play
  • Ensure the children are tidy, happy and ready for their parents or carers to take home at the end of their session and to communicate with parents about their children and raise any concerns you have
  • To be open and welcoming to all parents and children and ready to answer questions or concerns when required ensuring confidentiality is maintained
  • Liaise closely with parents and carers, informing them about the childcare provision
  • Have responsibility as a Key Person for a group of children and their families
  • Ensure weekly, monthly and long term planning sheets are completed and evaluated
  • Ensure regular observations are carried out of your key children to inform your planning and to ensure that any concerns are raised at the earliest opportunities
  • Be prepared to undergo continuous training to keep acquainted with the latest developments in early years

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of the EYFS

Personal qualities

  • Care and compassion
  • Being team focused
  • Honesty/trust and integrity
  • Commitment
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way
  • Consider full British values
  • Analyse and explain children’s learning processes
  • Promote equality
  • Take responsibility of assigned tasks
  • Meet the care needs of a child
  • Work in partnership with other colleagues

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 (or A* - C) including maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Full-time position within the Nursery.

About the employer

Our nursery and pre-school is a home from home, providing superior care for children aged 6 months to four years in “a very tranquil and welcoming atmosphere where children…are extremely happy and content” (Ofsted 2018).

Based at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School, the facility offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for your child to choose from. There is easy parent parking for drop offs and pick-ups, flexible hours, home-cooked food, extensive grounds and all-weather outdoor play areas in a spacious, safe environment with the highest standard of professional care.


Sedbergh School





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lancaster & Morecambe College


Employer Engagement 01524 521483

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster and Morecambe College in order to complete the programme
  • Functional Skills may also have to be completed

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Oct 2022