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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Happy Bunnies Childcare

An exciting opportunity for an Early Years Apprentice to join a small, friendly setting.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 – Wednesday, Friday. No evenings or weekends. Set hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?



1. To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children and learn how to do this

2. To carry out the policies, procedures and ethos of the setting, to promote positive values and attitudes, ensuring these are being carried out throughout the setting.

3. To demonstrate and then ensure that they are responsible for the needs all children in their designated room, following systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care.

4. To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with safeguarding on and whistleblowing policies.

5. To learn and then ensure that they can use resources effectively, maintaining ratios in their room.

6. To learn how to reflect on their practice and routines, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day for their key children.

7. To learn how to plan and ensure that there is a provision of a stimulating range of developmentally appropriate activities and ensuring their room is well-resourced and creatively set-up.

8. To learn how to and then carry out observations and the assessment of children’s learning and development, ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively – includes Individual Education Plans for children with Special Educational Needs.

Educational Needs

9. To develop genuine bonds with their key children and support their team’s key person system responsibilities, when this skill has been learnt.

10. To work in partnership with all parents/carer’s, building and maintaining relationships that encourage trust, open communication and involvement in nursery life whist remaining professional at all times and maintaining confidentiality. Having a mentor to show them what this looks like in practice before they are left to do this on a one to one with families and children.


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

·         Mandatory training by Early Years Tutors. (blended weekly remote delivery once a week)

·         Functional skills if necessary.

·         On-the-job training.

The apprentice will receive a Level 2 Early Years Educator qualification at the end of the apprenticeship. 

·         Off-the-job training.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To potential to be offered a permanent role after completing apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Honest, Reliable, Motivated, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

About the employer

We are a small childcare setting with children from 6 months – 8 years old. We pride ourselves on having close relationships with the families. The children enjoy spending a lot of their time outside both at the setting and on trips.


Happy Bunnies Childcare





DE12 7PR

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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