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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship KIDS PLAY LTD

To develop and maintain the day to day organising and functionality of the setting provisions. To provide a happy safe, secure and stimulating environment in which the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and psychological development of the children is taken in to full account.

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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: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To support the day to day responsibility for the efficient running of the setting facility
  • To encourage the children to maintain and develop their own individuality and independence
  • To ensure that developmental records for your key group are kept up to date
  • To support your colleagues and work as part of a team in providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all children. (Ages range from 6 weeks to 13 years dependent on setting)
  • To assist in the development of an attractive stimulating range of equipment, activities and displays relevant to the age and needs of the children in the setting, which encourage independence, self motivation and eagerness to learn
  • To treat information of matters relating to the work within the setting as confidential
  • To ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene and welfare whilst maintaining adequate supervision of the conduct of the children attending the setting
  • To ensure company policies and procedures are followed at all times         
  • To help support the management team to ensure that the Ofsted standards including EYFS is followed at all times
  • To support the management team in striving to deliver an outstanding setting
  • Any other duties that may be required      

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally some previous experience working in childcare
  • A real passion for working with children
  • A strong command of the English language
  • Flexibility and punctuality

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Passionate about Early Years

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths & English or equivalent
  • Ideally a recognised childcare qualification level 2 or above

Future prospects

  • Possibility of gaining a full time working contract upon successful completion of apprenticeship 

Things to consider

  • Transport to farm setting

About the employer

In partnership with Kids Play Childcare, Adventure Farm Day Nursery & Pre-School provides your child with the very best early years education within a farm environment

Learning through play, the children will flourish in the brand new Nursery and Pre-School building, with free flow access to private Nursery gardens and on-site daily visits to all the farm animals and onsite adventure play.

Rich in natural resources, there is acres of countryside and plenty to develop young minds.




Postern Road


DE13 9SJ

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Steph Jones

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Entry Requirements:

  • Learners must be aged 16 or over. We do not set any other entry requirements but employers may have their own guidelines at the recruitment stage

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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