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Early Years Apprentice Hinckley Road Nursery

We have an exciting opportunity to join one of Coventry’s Outstanding Nursery providers as an Early Years Apprentice. You must be committed and passionate about Early Years and we in return will be passionate and committed to your learning and development. You'll be assisting in maintaining positive relationships with children and their families in a way that values parental involvement etc.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note that this role is term-time only so annual salary will reflect this

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    36 hours per week term-time only. 30 minutes lunch break 8.15am - 3.45pm Monday - Thursday. 8.15am - 4.45pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist in providing high quality childcare for children and their families within the organisation implementing daily routines.

To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship as set out by the training provider.

  • To work within the Childcare Act 2006 and local guidelines and standards
  • To assist in maintaining positive relationships with children and their families in a way that values parental involvement
  • To assist in planning and preparing exciting play opportunities that meet the children’s developmental needs and stimulates their learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To observe children’s development and keep accurate records of achievement
  • To promote children’s life experiences and celebrates diversity in terms of language, culture, ability, race, and religion
  • To work effectively as part of a team
  • To work within the agreed framework of policies and procedures within the Nursery and legislative requirements relating to Health and Safety and such like
  • To be responsible for Nursery resources and report loss/damage or low stock levels to Deputy Manager
  • Attend staff meetings and appropriate training when required
  • Working within the Nursery philosophy to ensure our ethos is fulfilled
  • To work within guidelines relating to Equal Opportunities and Disability Act
  • To work in partnership with senior staff to plan personal effect training opportunities and evaluate self-progress
  • To act as an ambassador for the Nursery and maintain a positive image of its aim and objectives
  • To carry out any other duties which will be seen to enhance the care and education of children and staff within the Nursery

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

  • NVQ Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional skills in maths and English
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • All training will be carried out and assessed in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Excellent career prospects depending on attitude and performance during the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable, Trustworthy, Respectful


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must hold a clear DBS and be able to work in a highly paced environment where the demands and needs of young children are paramount.

About the employer

We are a privately run Nursery caring for children 2-5 years term time only. We are a teacher led setting with a qualified forest school teacher. We have won several awards one being an employer of choice and have an Outstanding Ofsted. We have been operating since 1996.


Hinckley Road Nursery





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Training provider



Sharon Barker

02476 791742

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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