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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner PROGRESSIVE CHILDCARE LTD

Supporting child development, safeguarding, protection and welfare, health and safety of babies and young children, responsibilities of the early years practitioner, planning and delivering activities and purposeful play, partnership working.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hours may increase beyond 30 per week.

    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, 7.30am until 4.30pm or 9.00am until 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To learn and develop as part of our Early Years Team
  • To support the children’s learning and development
  • Supporting the children in their day to day routines and learning the nursery routine
  • Learning our curriculum intent and our ways of planning to plan for the children’s interests, and providing the children with learning and play activities to extend their development
  • Working with keyworkers to observe the children and contributing towards observations and online learning journals
  • Supporting the set up of both the indoor and outdoor areas, to ensure there are learning opportunities available throughout.
  • Helping and supporting with children’s meal and snack times, including food hygiene and allergy awareness training
  • Keeping the children safe at all times and following our safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Familiarising with all company policies and procedures
  • Any other duties required by the manager

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

Level 2 - Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training
  • You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible progression to further qualifications and/or full time employment offer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Punctual, Kind and caring


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x 2 (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 - 9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

We are a childcare setting consisting of one nursery ages 2-4yrs registered for 24 children and one before and after school club ages 4-11yrs registered for 40 children. Located in Wheelton, Chorley and operate all year round. We are a small company with 10 employees across our sites.








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Training provider



Charlotte Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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