Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship in London The Spanish Nursery

A fantastic opportunity to start your childcare career with The Spanish Nursery. You will play a part in the learning and development of children. As a Nursery apprentice you will have the opportunity to gain hand-on experience in childcare for children age 0-5. You will complete your apprentice training in Early Years, and alongside the experience gained, it will provide you the skills, abilities and competencies required to progress into a qualified educator role.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    40 hours per week

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our staff are helpful, friendly, open and curious. We operate from a community centre, close to Tufnell Park, Kentish Town and Gospel Oak. Our operating hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

A typical day involves receiving children and speaking with parents, engaging children in play, circle time, group play or in the garden, supporting them at mealtimes and sleep times; modelling respectful and friendly behaviour, teach them about the world through play, singing, dancing, theatre etc.

You will be working towards your qualification and must ensure that you are able to keep up with the requirements of your studies and have a good attendance record.

You will;

  • Work in partnership with parents and colleagues and ensure children’s safeguarding needs are being met at all times
  • Be calm and collected with a love for working with children
  • Have high expectations of children including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential
  • Establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children, their parents, peers and management team
  • Warm and caring personality - friendly and approachable for families
  • Enthusiastic, innovative, energetic and able to motivate others
  • Support teaching staff in weekly planning
  • Be happy, curious and engaging with children, read stories, sing songs, play
  • Observe children’s development and record their progress across the areas of Early Years Curriculum
  • Support children during mealtimes and sleeping times
  • Form strong relationships with children, parents and colleagues

Benefits include:

  • A welcoming and supportive working environment within a team that are passionate about children and enabling them to achieve their full potential
  • £17,680 annual salary (if you study for NVQ level 3); £15,600 per annum (if you study for NVQ level 2)
  • Funding of your apprenticeship
  • Regular protected time for supervision where we support you ensure you keep on track with your studies for the EY degree once your apprenticeship is complete
  • Opportunity to be a key-worker for children to further enhance your learning
  • Free daily lunch cooked on site by our cook
  • Paid for training opportunities relevant to your job to further assist your continuous professional development
  • The month of August off which is part of the 33 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year
  • Annual wellbeing allowance of £100 – after 1 year in service

Working shifts are; 8am - 5pm / 8:30am - 5:30pm / 9am - 6pm on a rota

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

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.
  • It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls.
  • Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study. This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible
  • On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This vacancy is for the duration of the Apprenticeship with the possibility of fulltime employment within The Spanish Nursery upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

The Spanish Nursery and Children’s Centre for Culture and Language

About the employer

The Spanish Nursery and Children’s Centre for Culture and Language is a bi-lingual nursery setting.


The Spanish Nursery






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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023