Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship Charlie’s house childminding and nursery

This qualification is offered alongside employment that suits you. This apprenticeship is open to any age, 16-20year olds earning £8.60ph, 21+ earning the National minimum wage for your age. An opportunity to work with a very supportive and experienced team of 22 staff.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-20yr olds will be paid £8.60ph,21+ will be paid national minimum wage for your age £11.44ph. Yearly estimate based on 16hours but welcome to work any number of hours that suits the apprentice.

  • Working week

    7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, various shifts over those times. Number of hours to suit the apprentice. Minimum 16 hours. 16 hours per week will mean the course will take you 23 months to complete. You can work more hours and complete it quicker.

    Total hours per week: 16

  • Expected duration

    23 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working with an experienced, and knowledgeable, 90% qualified team of 22 staff, Caring for 0 to 14 years old.
  • After a few months of induction and settling in, you will take on a group of key children, ranging from 0 to 5 years old. You will have an experienced member of staff with you, with your key children for the first 6 months, providing you support and training in the planning cycle. Planning, observation, next steps, evaluation etc. You will also be supported to identify and understand self-evaluation.
  • You will be involved in daily setting tasks to include operating and recording on our nursery management system Famly, maintaining ratio, school runs, assisting the team, risk assessments and, planning and implementing activities.
  • You will be offered a wealth of CPD opportunities, initially being paediatric first aid, safeguarding, and food hygiene. You will also be given the agency to find your own CPD that interests you and you would like to complete. Again, supported by the team.
  • The setting works by everyone supporting each other. We work as a warm and welcoming team. We work closely with our families and develop strong relationships with our little people.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working to achieve your level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification.
  • The qualification is setting based where your assessor comes into the setting, accepts completed work and sets out your next module. They will also do observations of your practice within the setting to complete some of your modules. This works well for those who are not necessarily academic.
  • Employability skills, and a mentoring program are also available.
  • Functional skills qualifications are offered as part of your qualification, if needed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing employments is offered. Once you are working with us, you can stay as long as you want to or move on for new experiences when you are ready. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Reliable, Committed, Willing to get stuck in, Fun, Passionate


Other Any (Grade Any) Desired

Things to consider

If they can sit on the floor, go in the garden in any weather, have fun with the children following their flow. These are qualities and skills needed to be able to work within an early years setting. Can you provide professional love and educate a child by recognising what makes them thrive?

About the employer

Childcare provided in a large house, in a relaxed, blended, and educational manner. Our children and our team have fun, every day. Our children and our team feel loved and welcomed, everyday. Come see what we have to offer. We are now registered as a disability confident employer DCS042763


Charlie’s house childminding and nursery






Kayleigh Beard


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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