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Early Years Apprentice Cherubs

**An exciting new opportunity with an immediate start** Cherubs 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: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (daily hours to be confirmed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Cherubs 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 supervisor, 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

Qualifications required depend on the level of the apprenticeship you will be doing with the employer.


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 preferred 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

Cherubs nursery offer children a homely, friendly, happy, safe environment for children to learn and play in. As we have such a small number of children we feel that we are able to offer an alternative type of care for parents who would prefer a more personal setting.

We provide high quality childcare for up to 25 children per day, aged between 3 months to 4 years.




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Training provider


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


Ciara Nolan 01513369340

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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