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Childcare Apprentice Treetops Day Nursery

Treetops Day Nursery, in Haywards Heath are looking for three Level 2 Apprentice to join the team. You will provide a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities and support the work of the nursery by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will be employed between Monday-Friday,7.30am-6pm. The shifts will be confirmed on recruitment, but they won't take place outside of these hours.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will learn how to complete the following tasks, plus more during your apprenticeship: 

  • To provide a stimulating and varied programme of play and learning opportunities.
  • To support the work of the nursery by helping to create an environment that promotes open and equal opportunities for children and adults.                         
  • To maintain strict confidentiality in all matters relating to the children and their families and to staff and volunteers.
  • To ensure the group operates according to all policies in force and at all times.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of the children.
  • To undertake a key worker role with specific children, including SEN children when required.
  • To keep up to date with safeguarding policy and actively support the designated safeguarding officers to provide a robustly safe environment for children, staff and volunteers and report any concerns in a timely manner.
  • To keep up to date with first aid knowledge and training and attend refresher training when required.

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

At the end of the apprenticeship you will receive a certificate for the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship, with a grade pass or distinction. In addition to this, if you don't have maths and English GCSEs, at grade C/4 or above, Level 2 Functional Skills or equivalent then it will be a requirement to complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship. We will start you off on Level 1 and try and upskill you to Level 2.

6 hours per week will be spent on off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is where you learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours relevant to the apprenticeship. Training is anything relevant to the job role including meetings with your assessor, written work, shadowing, being mentored, assessments, work on your portfolio and much more. This training will be completed during your working hours and you will be paid for it.

The employer will provide training on descriptions of daily routines, Safeguarding, days and hours of work /pay, who to report to, fire exits and first aid procedures.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If you complete the Level 2 apprenticeship you may progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship. The nursery is looking for apprentices that wish to stay with the nursery longer term.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Interact well with children, A desire to work with children, Willing to learn, Willing to complete training, Good written English, Good spoken English


GCSE or equivalent English Literature or Language and maths (Grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills) Desired

Things to consider

1. We are based near the hospital and have regular buses. There is on site parking if you are driving 2. We have a very good working environment where staff are recognised and bonuses are offered as well as lunches and pensions 3. Staff get to go out for meals whereby we get to know each other better away from busy days at work 4. Staff are respected and valued 5. Staff views and feelings are listened to empathetically at all times 6. Staff supervisions are taken once a month this help the member of staff as well as the manager look at areas of improvements 7. Staff appraisals are twice a year where staff get recognition of good work and bonuses offered 8. During appraisals staff will be able to discuss further where they feel they need further training or support in order to further and enhance their career. 9. There are free teas/coffee and biscuits 10. There are pay increases every year with further recognition if a member of staff is excelling 11. We will consider applications for Level 2 and Level 3 Apprentices. 12. The apprenticeship may start before the closing date.

About the employer

We are a family run independent nursery that was established in 2011. We value and support all our staff in each way so that they feel respected and happy to work here. We offer good pay and good working ethos and environment where everyone is treated equally and appreciated. We are Ofsted registered as good and work very closely with our parents and other professionals namely Health Visitors and speech and language therapist in order to give the best to children in our setting.


Treetops Day Nursery





RH16 3RS

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Training provider



Katie Parris


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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