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Early Years Practitioner - Nursery Apprentice Growing Places

We are looking to welcome Level 2 Early Years apprentices into our settings in: Waterlooville, Cowplain, Crookhorn, Havant and Fareham.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Working full time which allows for college time, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice who has a passion for working with young children.

As part of the Growing Places family you will be supported in:

  • Gaining an understanding of the role of the Key Worker
  • Reflecting on children's enquiries and being involved in the planning process
  • Creating engaging environments and reflecting on the effectiveness of these environments
  • Completing observations on individual and groups of children
  • Ensuring children's care needs are met
  • Following all Growing Places Policies and Procedures
  • Developing the ability to work with parents and to encourage their involvement
  • Becoming proactive about your own professional development (researchful)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Excellent communication and team work 

Personal qualities


Curiosity to learn

Desired qualifications

For this standard A*-C/9-4 in Maths and English or equivalent is desirable, however all applicants will be considered on merit, subject to initial assessment against the requirements of standard.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel essential.

Willingness to learn is key.

Future prospects

Progression into different roles within the company. The opportunity to travel to Reggio Emilia in Italy.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Together we develop sociable, articulate, responsible, caring children with a tolerance, understanding and respect for each other and their community.
Our Growing Places approach is inspired by the values of the Reggio Emilia nurseries and pre-schools in Italy. This is an inspirational approach that builds a culture that respects childhood and allows each child to have daily opportunities to play, explore, discover, communicate and develop tolerant, understanding relationships.
Bringing together, children, parents and staff in a journey of education.


Growing Places


Mill Hill Early Years Centre

Mill Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College


Amy Stafford 07715 211891

As an apprentice, you will have the opportunity to study the following through this Apprenticeship: 

  • Early Years Practitioner Qualification 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities 
  • End Point Assessment
  • English, Maths and ICT if required

At Havant & South Downs College we offer different methods of delivery either work based or day release. This will be discussed with you upon appointment. 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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