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Nursery Practitioner Apprentice Level 5 (Lingley Mere) STEPPING STONES NURSERIES LIMITED

Perfect opportunity to progress your early years career with Stepping Stones at Lingley Mere. Join a supportive company who nurture and support its apprentices. They are looking for an experienced Early Years Practitioner who is looking to complete their Level 5 in Early Years.

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours to be agreed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Managing, leading and role modelling to the team to ensure a high standard of all areas of learning & developmental care, in line with Statutory framework (Early Years Foundation Stage) for all children in the nursery
  • To give support to other practitioners throughout the nursery
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can access continuous provision, play, learn and develop
  • To lead and develop your team 

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

Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship standard:

  • Training on the job 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression within the company upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
Other Early years (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

Salary dependent qualifications and experience (minimum is national apprenticeship minimum wage).

About the employer

Our longest-running nursery having opened in 1996, Stepping Stones at Lingley Mere in Warrington is situated on Lingley Green Avenue within the Great Sankey Business Park. The nursery was awarded Outstanding by Ofsted in August 2017.




Lingley Green Avenue

Great Sankey



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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