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Level 2 Nursery Apprentice at Yew Tree Nursery, Yeovil YEW TREE NURSERY LIMITED

Apprentice Early Years Practitioner required at Yew Tree Nursery in Yeovil. We are looking for someone with a love of working with children where you will gain an Early Years Level 2 qualification. Ideally you will have a passion for working with children and enthusiasm and energy for the job role.

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Closing date: 06 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 – Friday, shifts to be confirmed, between 7.30am-6.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carrying out planned activities under the direct guidance, direction and supervision of the Nursery Manager/Room Leader.  This may include activities such as cooking, group time, stories, play-acting, singing, etc to stimulate children’s language, promote questions and develop ideas
  • Being a member of the team providing high quality childcare provision, including taking care of children’s personal needs such as feeding, toileting, and self-care
  • Helping implement a planned curriculum which leads towards the meeting of agreed objectives and targets
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of children in a safe learning environment inside and outside, including following nursery hygiene and health and safety procedures
  • Keeping records as directed by the Child Care Manager/Leader/Supervisor
  • Reporting matters of potential concern to the Nursery Manager/Room Leader
  • Sharing responsibility for the care, presentation, display, safety, organisation and appearance of the facilities and equipment
  • Being committed to the principles of equality of opportunity for all
  • Reading, discussing, understanding and implementing all policies

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression to Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexible and adaptable, Model appropriate behaviour, Enthusiastic, A willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Yew Tree Nursery and Preschool, located in a beautiful and historic building, provides care for children from 3 months to 5 years old, as well as offering After School Care and Holiday Clubs for children at school ages. We believe that all children have the right to learn in a caring, supportive and safe environment and therefore work hard to provide our children the best start of their early education.






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Training provider



Penny Smillie

07823 363472

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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