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

We are looking to recruit a 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.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

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 06.30 to 18.30. exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • 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.
  • Skillfully lead day-to-day practice 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 Skills 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

Tops Wareham have consistently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for over 10 years, our warm and welcoming nursery and preschool environment offers the perfect start to your child’s learning journey in life. Our nursery is very lucky to be situated near Wareham forest, with access to public transport to visit the local Jurassic Coast that provides exciting opportunities for children to explore the outdoors and reunite with nature Tops Wareham no longer offers a Hi5’s Holiday Club but instead will be offering additional care outside the scheduled hours at the nursery’s standard hourly rate. We regularly change the theme of the rooms and garden in line with the children’s interests. Whether its a campsite in investigators, dinosaur land in pre-school or a magical winter wonderland in the garden, children are mesmerised by all the exciting activities on offer… and parents too!




Tops Day Nurseries Wareham,

1 Carey Road,


BH20 4AX

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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: 27 Feb 2023