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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Alpha Day Nursery

A Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship has arisen at Alpha Day Nursery. Alpha day Nursery is a Good OFSTED setting we care for babies from 6 months to 5 years old. We are looking for someone that has a passion to work with young babies and children and want to develop them to support with their growth.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Nursery open 7.30am – 6pm - shifts

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


In co-operation with the Daycare Manager and other senior staff:-

  • To help staff and support children’s learning and all round development
  • To know and support the vision, policies and procedures of the Centre
  • To work flexibly and co-operatively within the team
  • To be a key person for a group of children


  • To attend to the health, welfare and safety of the children at all times
  • To build positive relationships with children and their families.
  • Help to provide exciting and challenging appropriate activities for young children to promote their learning and development in an involving, playful way,
  • To complete individual learning journals for key children, recording significant developments in their learning and identifying and planning for next steps in learning and development.
  • Support every child, as a unique child, through responding to interests and fascination through play activities.
  • Provide rich language opportunities for all children
  • Provide additional support according to each individual child’s needs
  • Help to maintain inclusive, enabling environments with regard to cleanliness, tidiness and organisation.
  • Maintain the safeguarding of children at all times, in line with nursery’s policies
  • Help children with nappy changing and toileting and self-care skills.
  • Attend training and team meetings, to enhance professional and personal development;
  • Participate when possible in social and community activities, which the nursery undertakes.
  • To work at all times within the guidelines of current nursery policies
  • To build appropriate professional relationships with all parents
  • To carry out any further additional tasks as required by your line manager
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.

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

Complete the L2 EYP training and various online training within the nursery such as Paediatric First Aid, Prevent Training, One on one coaching and Safeguarding to name a few.

Apprenticeship Programme: Early Years Practitioners
Level: 2
Duration: 12 months
Course Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your workplace.

What will be achieved?

  • Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if no prior exemption)

What will be involved at level 2?
The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship is made up of several components which develop the practitioner’s knowledge, skills and behaviour.

The programme is spread across 12 months and covers 11 units across 2 themes:

  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  • Children’s Learning & Development

As part of government policy to raise the quality of an apprentice’s learning, a ‘20% off the job learning’ policy applies to apprenticeships. Off-the-job training can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development within the setting including progressing onto the Early Years Educator training programme. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grades A – E or 3 – 9*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grades A – E or 3 – 9*) Essential

Things to consider

Company benefits We are closed 3 weeks a year i.e 1 week in Easter, Summer and Christmas .

About the employer

I have been passionate about children from a very young age, as the oldest of five I was always taking care of my siblings. I further developed this passion when our children were growing and we had childcare challenged. We started Alpha Day Nursery because we wanted to provide a stimulating and homely environment that provides opportunities for the children to interact and develop in all areas of learning, giving them the best possible start in life. Through our thorough and robust recruitment process we ensure our principles and ideals of commitment to the need of the children and parents alike are shared by all employees. Our dedicated staff members share our vision of developing the children to their full potential.


Alpha Day Nursery




SE25 5EW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Oct 2022