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Early years practitioner apprentice Level 2 SHIBDEN HEAD DAY NURSERY LTD

We are looking for someone who is passionate about a career working within early years. You must be a quick learner who is able to work as part of a busy team and alone, the role will involve supporting the children with new activities and learning through play. Full training and support will be given in house and online.

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

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Closing date: 28 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

    40 hours per week, Over 4 days 1 day per week off, 30 minutes lunch each day. Days and shifts to be confirmed. This is for those aged 18 or over due to legal requirements as under 18's can only work 8 hours per day.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working alongside the team of early years practitioners
  • Attend regular staff meetings
  • Complete Mandatory training
  • Caring for children between 0-5years at the nursery site
  • Planning and carrying out a wide range of stimulating activities
  • Completing written observations
  • Communicating with colleagues
  • Communicating with the children and their families
  • General day to day cleaning
  • Nappy changing
  • Preparing snacks
  • Preparing formula milk and feeding babies
  • Comforting distressed babies & children
  • Attending to basic first aid needs, by showing care and compassion.
  • Working alongside a mentor, with regular 1 to 1s.
  • Completion of college work in line with units set by college tutor.

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

The successful candidate will work towards an early years level 2 apprenticeship qualification. 

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. The requirements are detailed in the current version of the apprenticeship funding rules.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time career working in the early years sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Good work ethic, Excellent Punctuality, Excellent Attendance, Quick learner, Professional attitude, Excellent self-motivation


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Desired

About the employer

We are a busy family-owned Private Day Nursery in the heart of Queensbury village. We pride ourselves on providing quality care for all our children and families. We are able to deliver this through a highly skilled and trained workforce. The health and well-being of our staff, our parents and our children is of upmost important to us. We care for children from birth to five at our nursery site, and all primary school aged children at our out of school club site.




49 Halifax Road


BD13 2DT

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Training provider




07974 587 441

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through the link and upload a copy of your CV so we can contact you with the next steps.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023