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To assist and provide high quality childcare, within a positive, safe and happy environment. Regularly plan and prepare a variety of play based activities around EYFS and in the completion of all relevant record keeping, paperwork and administration.

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday during the hours of 8am - 5pm (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plan, provide & take part in play-based activities that stimulate & support children’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional & language development based on EYFS
  • Listening to, encouraging, enabling, stimulating & ensuring safe keeping of the children
  • Provision of refreshments & ensure the setting is clean & safe for the children
  • Work towards the Level 2 Apprenticeship & be responsible for own CPD & refresh of mandatory training
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Build & maintain positive & professional relationships with parents

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?

Potential for full-time employment/progression onto the early year educator level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly


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

About the employer

Half Pints, was established over 12 years ago, we felt there was a gap between home care and nursery care and so designed Half Pints, 'the best of both worlds', a cosy nurturing home environment together with a stimulating ‘learning through play‘ based on EYFS


Half Pints






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Training provider



Sam Singh-Eyley

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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