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This is an exciting opportunity for any who wants to develop and improve their skills in childcare and understanding of early years development. You will be working in a family run business based in the Abbeydale area of Sheffield.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.83 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts will be between 07:30 and 18:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship
  • To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members)
  • To complete and maintain accurate records of your key children's development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories to uphold the principles of equality and inclusion
  • To advise appropriate person (Manager, EYT, SENCO, DSL) of any concerns e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities e.g. training, staff meetings etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc.
  • To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting's philosophy is fulfilled
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting
  • To develop your role within the team, especially with regarding key person role. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of the profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always, both in work hours and outside
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained
  • To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities where appropriate e.g. maintaining supplies, stock checks, organising extra-curricular activities or parent days
  • Comply with company policy and procedures

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

  • You will be working towards a level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • The training will be held at CDC training, cricket inn road, manor lane , S2 1TR
  • Training will be a minimum of one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Excellent prospect to continue into a sustained role with further accredited training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4 equivalent or above) Essential

About the employer

eydale Cottage Nursery is a family run 86 place Nursery and Pre School for children aged 0 to 5 years. Our purpose-built nursery offers high quality childcare, within a nurturing and stimulating environment, whilst embracing the early years foundation stage. The nursery is situated within the grounds of Abbeydale Sports Club, just off Abbeydale Road South in the Dore/Totley area.




Abbeydale Cottage Nursery

Abbeydale Road South


S17 3LJ

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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