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Early Years Childcare Apprentice LITTLEFEET CHILDCARE LIMITED

Childcare is known for being one of the most rewarding career paths, allowing you to be creative and use your imagination, whilst also shaping young lives on a daily basis. You will be a key member of the early years team, responsible for delivering high quality care and education for all children based on their individual needs and interests.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related pay increases during the apprenticeship at the discretion of the Directors.

  • Working week

    8 hours per day, between the hours of 7am and 6pm (includes paid lunch) across Monday-Friday. Exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting & supporting colleagues
  • Promote positive relationships, particularly between self, colleagues, children & parents.
  • Carry out all related responsibilities, for example building relationships with a small group of children & their families
  • Create individual Learning journey for every child
  • Ensure children have an appropriate target set each week
  • Ensure understanding & have a working knowledge of all aspects of H&S, Safeguarding & Risks Assessments

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
You will be expected to work towards the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from
your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths
and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will
be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion you will progress to our fully qualified nursery nurse position, with opportunities to continue training to become a Level 3 or progress within the role to take on additional responsibilities such as fire warden, community liaison officer etc. with supplementary pay. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Listening


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Desired

About the employer

Littlefeet are a forward-thinking nursery situated in central Dronfield. Their nursery and preschool boasts 3 Qualified Teachers, a Specialist on-site Speech and Language Therapist and an experienced staff team, to ensure children receive the highest quality of care that optimises their development







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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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