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Early Years Apprentice Small Steps Day Nursery

Small Steps Day Nursery and Pre-school is looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual to join their growing nursery. Experience in childcare is not essential as full training will be provided.

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Closing date: 14 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 (daily hours to be confirmed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Small Steps Day Nursery and Pre-school  is looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual with good personal and communication skills, the ability to show initiative and be successful in a competitive working environment.

The role will include, but is not restricted, to:

  • Successfully gaining DBS clearance before starting work
  • Working in a nursery setting for an agreed number of hours per week
  • Attending 'off the job' training one day per week
  • Following instructions from the line manager or Team Leader, in all aspects of work within the nursery setting
  • Performing a range of activities with the children in the nursery, which could include feeding, playing, reading, singing etc
  • Complying with safeguarding legislation
  • Complying with health, safety and security regulations and legislation.
  • Liaising with manager

This employer is willing to take on a Level 3 Apprentice if a candidate has already obtained the appropriate Level 2 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Be eager to learn and master new skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Be outgoing with friendly disposition
  • Maintain a professional image at all times
  • Have a desire to learn all aspects of Childcare


Personal qualities


  • Be well presented at all times
  • Be punctual
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Have a willingness to learn all aspects of Childcare
  • Have the confidence to use own initiative
  • Have a good standard of hygiene
  • Have a bubbly and happy personality

Desired qualifications

Level 2:

GCSE maths and English A-C or 4-9 (or equivalent) is desirable, but not essential.

Level 3:

GCSE maths and English A-C or 4-9  (or equivalent) is preffered but not essential. NVQ Level 2 in Childcare (or equivalent) is essential

Future prospects

Level 2: On completion of Level 2 Early Years Practitioner there is the possibility of progressing to a further 18 month advanced apprenticeship to complete the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Level 3: On completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship you will have the skills and qualifications to go on and potentially manage a nursery.

About the employer

Small Steps Day Nursery and Pre-school are based in the heart of West Kirby, Wirral. 

We work with children from the ages of 0-5 years old.

We aim to engage our children in the highest quality play by creating nurturing authentic and effective play in an environment, both indoors and outdoors which represents the changing world around them.

We ensure that positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect is at the heart of our philosophy. We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve together, to provide a safe, happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment for all children


Small Steps Day Nursery



Lang Lane


CH48 5HE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Jarvis Training Management Ltd


Ciara Nolan 0151 336 9340

Level 2

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills – Maths and English
  • On the job training at a specific location

Level 3

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skill – Maths and English
  • On the job training at a specific location

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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