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Early Years Level 5 Apprenticeship - Tops Day Nurseries Corfe Mullen TOPS DAY NURSERY LIMITED

We are looking to recruit a qualified Level 3 Childcare practitioner to join us to complete the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship whilst working in one of our senior or room manager positions. This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring nursery practitioner to start their journey into early years leadership and management positions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The successful candidate will be working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, between the settings opening hours of 08.00 to 18.00. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support and promote children’s early education and development
  • Be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting
  • Engage with sector developments both locally and nationally
  • Skilfully lead day-to-day practise at an operational level
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
  • Work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals
  • Gain a regulated recognised qualification that can be used to progress onto a Level 6 qualification with Anglia Ruskin University

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

  • Early Years Senior Practitioner Level 5 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths - If required
  • Level 2 Functional Skils English - If required 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to progress onto a Level 6 qualification with Anglia Ruskin University
  • Potential of permanent employment after the Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Reliable, Confident, Friendly, Flexible, Motivated, Good with children


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent GCSE Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
Other Level 3 Early Years Educator (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

At our Corfe Mullen day nursery & preschool in Wimborne, each room has been specifically resourced with outstanding equipment for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Each room has created a communication friendly space to facilitate our children to feel comfortable and confident in a space which is situated in a quiet and calm environment. Here at our nursery, we provide exceptional Early Education and Care in Corfe Mullen for children from 3 months – preschool age and also features a Hi 5’s after school and holiday club for school children up to the age of 11. We strive to engage with our children in those precious one-to-one instances which is also a fundamental part of a child’s development, as this encourages them to express themselves without any pressure and making them feel proud of themselves, whilst giving the practitioner a unique platform to empower these cherished ideas.




Tops Day Nurseries Corfe Mullen,

49 Blandford Road,

Corfe Mullen,

BH21 3HD

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Dec 2022