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Promote the health and well-being of all, self-regulation and resilience through learning environments, opportunities for challenging play and healthy attitude towards risk taking. Provide playful, sensitive interaction opportunities that reflect children's needs, interests, motivations in order to facilitate and extend deep level learning.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £350.00 - £402.50

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    27 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skilfully leading day to day practice at an operational level. Effective role models of play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. Highly skilled professional who will take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within their care, adapting to individual needs providing inclusive and holistic provision.

Duties will include:

  • Engage with sector developments both locally and nationally, with a commitment to developing their own professional and educational competencies. Interact with children aged birth to eight years, families, practitioners, other professionals, and appropriate agencies
  • Responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting. Lead on the operational aspects of the provision
  • Responsible for leading other practitioners, an aspect or environment such as; Communication and Language, Planning and Assessment, Forest School, Physical Activity and Nutrition

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Leadership
  • Able to work on own intiative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills and attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Passion for working with children
  • Strong commitment and dedication to children and work

Desired qualifications

  • Level 3 or equivalent

Future prospects

  • To be confirmed by employer

Things to consider

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 5 full and relevant criteria for a Level 5 Early Years Lead 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

About the employer

We are passionate about providing outstanding childcare, and our objective is to provide you and your child with a family-oriented, safe, and welcoming atmosphere.

We tailor activities to each child’s specific needs and interests, enabling them to learn through play.

A “key person” will supervise your child’s learning and development while working closely with the parent/carer, and will be chosen from our excellent team of qualified and experienced professionals.

Our nursery cook prepares all of the meals on site.

Our nursery offers separate areas for different age groups, each of which has been thoughtfully created to reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage’s seven learning areas.

We have three separate outdoor play areas (including a covered area and a mud kitchen) where our kids may engage in stimulating activities while getting some fresh air.

At Almond Bud Day Nursery, we endeavour to meet all of a parent’s childcare needs while offering high-quality care in a warm, welcoming, and professional setting.





Windmill Street


DA12 1BA

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


jemma Roper 07497845367

  • Early Years Lead Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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