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Level 2 Early Years Apprentice at Hassockmoor Childcare, Ilminster HASSOCKMOOR CHILDCARE & OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

Are you energetic, keen and love working with young children? You could be just the person we are looking for. We need a new member of staff and want an apprentice to train and work with us to provide supportive and committed care to our children.

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Closing date: 15 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 - Friday, working between our opening times of 8.00am - 6.00pm. Exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be an integral part of the team and will play a key role in assisting the children to learn and develop. We are very passionate about enabling children to learn through play and engaging their minds in new and exciting ways.

  • Setting up and carrying out activities with children
  • Preparing snacks
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Helping with the day to day running of the nursery
  • Building relationships with parents/carers
  • Enabling children to learn through different methods

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

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment - Knowledge Test and Professional Discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Excellent career prospects upon successful completion, progression on to the Advanced Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.

We have a great history of working with apprentices within our business, most have progressed on to a higher-level apprenticeship or into a full-time role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Caring, Work to a high standard, Reliable, Flexible, Model appropriate behaviour, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Public transport in Somerset is limited, please ensure you can travel to the employer. Job offers are subject to two references. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the Employer.

About the employer

Hassockmoor Nursery is an Ofsted Outstanding Nursery based in Barrington near Ilminster. We provide flexible, high quality care and education in a rural location which allows the children time and space to grow and develop at their own pace. We open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. all year round.




The Old School

Water Street


TA19 0JR

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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft

07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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