Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship The Learning Tree (Kirkby Road)

This is an amazing opportunity for someone with a passion for developing a career in childcare to work within a friendly and supportive nursery. The Learning Tree will provide full training and support to enable the successful candidate to achieve their Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. You will be welcoming parents, children, and visitors, caring for all children.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 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 - Friday on a shift basis. Working hours between 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Welcoming of parents, children, and visitors
  • Caring for all children
  • Setting up activities and supporting children’s involvement in
  • Assisting children at meal and snack times
  • Supporting children at nap times
  • Following all nursery policies and procedures including Safeguarding of the setting and Health and Safety of the
    children's environment
  • Some cleaning duties will also be involved

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

  • Early Years Practitioner, Level 2

Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2
qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1
functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills.

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be
planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet
the individual needs of the apprentice.

The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job
activities and training.

On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for ongoing permanent paid employment
and/or progression to the Level 3 Early Years Educator

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Friendly, Motivated, Reliable, Responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-2 (or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 (or equivalent)) Essential

About the employer

The Learning Tree 2 is a converted house situated on two floors. The nursery has been established since 2000 and the nursery team strive create a warm and homely environment. The children at nursery are in separate age groups, this allows the children to access a wide range of equipment and resources that are age and stage appropriate for their development.


The Learning Tree (Kirkby Road)


200 Kirkby Road


NG17 1GP

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Training provider



Learner Engagement Team


0330 002 6266

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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