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Little Nippers Childcare are looking to take on apprentices to join their friendly nursery in Plympton.

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Closing date: 14 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages: £144.30 per week, based on a 30 hour week. Any overtime above the 30 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Working Hours: You will be working 30 hours over 4.5 days, Monday to Friday. Exact shift hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful apprentice must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

You will be involved in:

  • supervising children play time,
  • engaging children in learning and play activities.
  • keeping and updating records accordingly

This will be an important part of your role as this will show your confidence and ability to work with young children. You will learn how to interact with young children throughout all the activities that you take part in, which will help you enjoy your progression through your apprenticeship. Throughout each day you will be keeping and updating records accordingly, as well as working with team members and maintaining a high standard of operation, so that the nursery runs smoothly and efficiently.

You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the company policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace. You will be required to make sure that the nursery areas are tidy and clean at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day.

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

Functional Skills if required

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired

About the employer

Little Nippers Nursery, based in Plympton, has been established for over 3 years. They are very committed to providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment for children to play, grow and learn. Their management team are highly qualified with Level 4 qualifications and BA Honours degrees and Early Years Foundation Status. At Little Nippers they provide a caring, friendly and healthy environment for the children in their care. Their premises have been entirely refurbished to create a home from home feeling in which the children can play, explore and learn. They are open from 7am to 6pm to accommodate the parents early drop off and late collection times for their children, 51 weeks a year for children aged 0-5. Little Nippers are Ofsted registered so that the children are happy, safe and secure in the setting. Little Nippers Nursery are committed to including and help every child to thrive and use Makaton signing throughout the nursery. The children have daily access to covered outdoor play and learning areas and a large, newly landscaped garden. They encourage the children to explore the world around them and develop their mathematics, language and creative skills. Inside they have a sensory room, ball pools and provide a range of nutritious food. Past Apprentices Little Nippers have supported and taken on many apprentices in the last 5 years. The employer is very keen on training their apprentices at Level 2 and then to progress on to their higher advanced Level 3 apprenticeship. They are looking for a motivated enthusiastic apprentice to join their hard working team.




Little Nippers

Mudge Way



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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