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An exciting opportunity for Level 2 to join our team at our Nursery. The role includes Apprenticeship training where you can earn whilst you learn and gain an industry recognized qualification.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    36 hour week, Mon - Fri between 07:30am - 18:00pm (shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our favourite type of people are happy, outgoing, friendly, funny and imaginative. We need someone who thinks nothing of collecting milk top lids and lollipop sticks ready for the perfect construction project. Has the best snake voice when reading the Gruffalo to a group of mesmerise children. The ideal person will also have a secret talent in doing all the actions to ‘Grand old Duke of York’ whilst moving the outdoor play equipment. The successful candidate will also know a great play dough recipe to help celebrate each one of the seasons.

In return we have lots of small people who want to share their magical journeys of discovery with you. You will become someone’s new best friend overnight and your life will be filled with sunshine and giggles.

I won't deny it – we are looking for exceptional people.

Main Tasks include:

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices.
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person in charge.
  • Carryout self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice.
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting.
  • Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs.
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development.
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning.
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities.

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required).


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression onto further Apprenticeship training or a full time position upon completion of initial Apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential

Things to consider

You will join a community that cares about each other and our environment. We will look after you and your professional development, bonuses for 100% attendance, discounted Childcare fees, fantastic training opportunities and great career progression (our nursery managers aren’t appointed, they are nurtured and grown. Please note Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard is also available for any applicants with previous experience and a Level 2 qualification.

About the employer

We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, an approach which highlights, respects and nurtures the magic of children – as they truly are – different, perfect and extraordinary.






SK14 2PU

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Training provider



Abbie Thomson


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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