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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner COSY TOES NURSERY LTD

To work with senior and more experienced colleagues supporting the development, learning and care of young children aged 0 – 5 years within the framework of The Early Years Foundation Stage. During this Apprenticeship, you will work with Rochdale Training Association towards your Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard.

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Closing date: 09 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, between the hours of 7am and 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job description

  • To Undertake the appropriate induction and ongoing training
  • To help ensure that health and safety policies are implemented and reviewed
  • To ensure the nursery complies with the child protection policy
  • Help to report and investigate accidents, carrying out first aid duties if required
  • Help ensure the rooms are well resourced, clean and free from hazards
  • Help to prepare the food and serve food and refreshments in line with Food Hygiene requirements, ensure that meal times are a pleasant social sharing time


  • To work cooperatively with the members of the team to assist in the planning, preparing and organisation of activities for the children in line with the foundation stage curriculum
  • Help ensure that all resources are used efficiently and effectively
  • Interact with the children in order to develop their creativity, self-esteem, knowledge and skill
  • Help to identify any possible special needs and report your concerns to your Team Leader
  • Help to maintain children’s development records by supplying examples of work
  • Help to provide warmth and support for any child that is ill
  • Ensure that safety is paramount
  • To develop your role within the nursery
  • Begin to have sound knowledge of the Foundation Stage Document and demonstrate this understanding in your practice at all times
  • Learn to be able to work with children of all ages


  • Help to ensure that all personal information regarding the child or parent is kept up to date
  • To help contribute to the production of the half-term newsletter
  • To help maintain a professional and helpful relationship with parents


  • To assist in the preparation for external inspections
  • To represent the nursery with external events, training courses or networks
    To help promote the nursery within the local community
  • To complete your qualification within the timescale


  • Carry out all responsibilities within an equal opportunities framework
  • Work alongside staff members to achieve the objectives of the nursery the children
  • To follow the Rochdale’s safe guarding units child protection policy
  • To carry out personal DBS check at the start of your training
  • To follow the Early Years foundation stage document.
  • To attend any relevant training to ensure own personal and professional development
  • Maintain high standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness at all times
  • Be respectful and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • To be a good role model at all times, especially with students who may be in the nursery

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Apprenticeship learning to take place in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Cosy Toes has been established for over 20 years and is managed by qualified teachers with many years experience. All the staff are inducted and trained to follow our high standards and expectations. All staff hold an enhanced CRB clearance check. Certificates held are all based on childcare, First Aid and Food Hygiene. Our staff have the vital quality of being able to love, nourish and bond with children. Cosy Toes Group has 4 centres in the Middleton Area.







M24 1RD

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Training provider



Nathan Finn

01706 631417

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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