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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Level 2 CASTLE VIEW NURSERY LTD

Castle View Nursery is looking for an Early Years Apprentice to join their team in Mountsorrel. Looking after pre-school children you will be working to achieve your Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard. They are open to taking on a Level 3 Apprentice if you already have a Level 2 Childcare qualification.

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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 to Friday 8-hour shift pattern between the hours of 7:30am - 6pm (TBC). 40 hour working week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Understanding and providing consistency of care and activities for the children and be able to recognise both individual and group
  • Following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to plan a
    range of activities both inside and outside the nursery, reflect and
    evaluate the overall outcome
  • Observing, monitoring and assessing both individual and groups of children within the nursery’s key person system and provide accurate and up to date records of the children
  • Working in partnership with parents and carers and encourage their involvement in the setting
  • Understanding child protection issues and follow the Safeguarding
  • Prepare and serve food and drinks to the children in accordance with their dietary requirements, encouraging healthy eating and promote positive social skills during mealtimes
  • Ensure children’s personal care needs are met, encouraging them
    where appropriate to be independent
  • Maintain thorough the day the nursery’s cleanliness
  • Participate in the nurseries free flow system
  • Display exemplary practice and conduct at all times

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

L2 Apprenticeship Standard in Early Years Practitioner.

Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required).

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio based interview

Delivery Method:

  • All apprenticeship appointments take place in the workplace
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We would hope that the practitioner will become fully qualified and to continue their practice with Castle View Nursery, upon successful completion of their Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Good time keeping • caring


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours in accordance with this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

45 place nursery, 0-5 children age. We are open 7:30 till 6pm daily (excluding bank holidays and week in-between Christmas and new year)







LE12 7BD

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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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