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Early Years Apprentice APPLE DAYCARE LIMITED

Responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their parents. Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £153.00 - £207.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:30pm (Rota'd within working hours)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your daily duties will be to be a reliable member of a team, working co-operatively and with flexibility, contributing positively to the development of a team environment.

  • Work within the EYFS principles, adhere to and positively promote CMS policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Understand each child as an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development
  • Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements looking for progression and continuity
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships with children parents, carers, staff and outside agencies
  •  Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes
  • Under the guidance of the Room Supervisor and following the guidelines of the EYFS framework and Setting policy, assist with planning a programme of activities, suitable for the age range of the children
  • Under the guidance of the Room Supervisor assist with the creation of a stimulating and attractive environment
  • Strictly adhere to the agreed setting behaviour management policy and procedures, promoting positive behaviour at all times
  • Ensure that your Room supervisor (or setting management in his/her absence) is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of the children in your care
  • Commit to developing and maintaining a multicultural, anti- racist, non-sexist environment respecting the children’s individual differences

Health and Safety

  • Share responsibility for safeguarding all children within the setting. § Work as part of a team to ensure the building and all equipment indoors and out is in a safe and clean condition ensuring all faults are reported through the appropriate channels
  • Ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times
  • Operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the nappy changing/toilet area and food service areas
  • Be familiar with all emergency and security procedures e.g. fire drill, dropping off and collecting routines
  • During snack and mealtimes ensure all children are supervised and that by following setting policy and procedures around dietary requirements, needs are safely met.


  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of all information received
  • Undertake the apprenticeship training including Cache Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce (level 2/3) § Attend training programmes and meetings with other staff and parents as is reasonably required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and communication skills
  • Numerate

Personal qualities

Enjoy working as part of a small team

Desired qualifications

Grades A-D (9-3) in maths and English GCSE is essential 

Future prospects

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance

Things to consider

The setting is based in a country lane, bus stops and train stations are not within walking distance.  The candidate will need their own transport.

About the employer

The house is set in one and a half acres of grounds, in Epping Green Near Hertford SG13 8NB. I have a well-equipped indoor play area/ Nursery Room and Separate Craft room as well as a large, child friendly garden, offering a Swimming pool Climbing frame and monkey bars play area next to a large paddock. We have access to some of the most beautiful woodland/ bridleway walks and bike rides. The village offers a well-equipped village shop and a play area, all within easy walking distance of my home. I offer a range of contract options including all year round or term time only. I offer before and after school childcare. I also offer ‘as and when’ childcare for busy parents needing just a few hours occasional childcare.






SG13 8NB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College


The Apprenticeship Team 01992 411572

Working towards completing level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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