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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Level 2 BUTTERFLIES CANNOCK LIMITED

We are seeking an enthusiastic, intelligent, academically competent and caring individual to join our amazing team of Early Years Educators to support our outstanding early education programmes.

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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. Hours on a rota and tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures.

Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices.

Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person in charge.

Carry out self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice.

Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting.

Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs.

Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development.

Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning.

Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability to identify and deal with problems and to know when to refer on
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate verbal reasoning and listening skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations

Personal qualities

  • Friendly 
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Supportive
  • Caring

Desired qualifications


  • GCSE grade 4/C or above in maths and English or equivalent

Future prospects

This position may lead to a permanent position for the right applicant.

Things to consider

Some early starts will be required. Staff are rostered on a shift basis over 30 hours per week. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training. For more information please visit:

About the employer

The staff and management at Butterflies Day Nursery in Cannock are passionate about providing quality care for the children they work with and understand that parents and carers want to provide the best possible start in life for your child allowing them to fulfil their true potential. Butterflies works with children from birth up to 12 years old, including preschool and after school, on a flexible hours basis.




61 Union Street


WS11 0BS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Juniper Training Ltd


Sarah Jones 01902 570111

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship will be provided alongside an opportunity to complete any outstanding maths and English qualifications, up to Level 2.


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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