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Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship Nordic Star Nurseries

This apprenticeship aims to offer a way of progressing a career in early years through practice leadership rather than administration and office-based work. EYLPs work with and care for children from birth to 8 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education and life in general.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Bonus schemes Annual pay rise Free lunch provided daily Sick pay Axa Healthcare

    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 - Friday, hours of 07:15-18:45. Shift patterns to be decided with candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work as part of the school team to provide a safe, high quality early years environment for young children
  • To work under the direct guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed

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

  • Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This qualification is about enabling practitioners to step up into mentoring and supervising roles. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship and you may be able to study further

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years Educator (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Finland is world-known for its excellence in education and its focus on the well-being of students. Nordic Star is the first nursery to bring this world-leading education and care experience to the UK.


Nordic Star Nurseries





N1 7SL

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Training provider



Rachel Davis


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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