Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship THE BABRAHAM INSTITUTE

The successful candidate will study towards an Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship and will gain valuable on the job experience whilst undertaking a variety of nursery assistant duties, which will include planning, developing and supervising suitable programmes of activity, to be flexible and willing to work with all age groups within the base rooms of the nursery as required.

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Closing date: 16 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The Babraham Boost scheme provides an online discount scheme for popular shops, restaurants and experiences. 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and the Christmas week closure. Lunch provided by nursery.

  • Working week

    The working hours in nursery for an apprentice are 8.45-17.45 Monday to Thursday and 8.45-17.15 on Fridays. The apprentice works 4 days in nursery and has a 7 hour day at college on a Wednesday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The main duties as an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner include:

  • To primarily be responsible, with the Senior Nursery Nurse and the staff team, for a group of young nursery children
  • To be flexible and willing to work with all age groups within the setting
  • To ensure that the child’s welfare as an individual and as a member of a group is paramount at all times
  • To plan, develop and supervise suitable programmes of activity to cater for the children’s educational, social, emotional, recreational and welfare needs, ensuring that each child’s individual needs are met at all times, with support from the staff team
  • To liaise with the parents/carers about their child
  • To have the ability to communicate well and to participate in observing children according to the Early Years Foundation Stage, with support

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

You will acheive an apprenticeship in Early Years Practittioner level 2 via a work mentor and weekly college day release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The candidate could be able to continue their education to level 3, as well as the possiblity of a full-time job at the end of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

If the candidate has prior knowledge the nursery will consider the candidate for the Level 3 Early Years Educator. It is important for our apprentice to be caring and nurturing and they must have a willingness to learn. Understanding and respecting confidentiality is vitally important as is the ability to work with others and communicate effectively. The successful apprentice must be prepared to work in all rooms with children up to 5 years of age, and they must be prepared to get messy and spend periods of time outside with the children in all weathers. Our Apprentices are required to join our monthly staff meetings which is held in the evening. Each year we also hold an open evening and parent consultation as well as our annual fundraiser which we also ask our apprentice to attend- time off in lieu is given for completed attendance at these events. Apprentices complete their paediatric first aid and child protection training provided and paid for by nursery.

About the employer

Babraham Nursery is a workplace Nursery primarily for the use of staff at The Babraham Institute. The Babraham Institute is a charity, which is world-renowned for its research in life sciences that leads to new medicines and treatments for human diseases. Babraham Nursery has been open since 1990 and are registered to accommodate up to 90 children from six weeks to five years old. Historically we have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted, and continue to be so. Although we have easy travel links to Cambridge or Haverhill we are located in a quiet corner of Babraham village. Despite employing 40 members of staff we are an extremely supportive and friendly organisation and we are often described as having a warm, friendly atmosphere, whilst parents and staff say that there is a real sense of community. We have a highly qualified, extremely knowledgeable team who would be able to offer an apprentice an excellent opportunity to gain a wealth of experience.




Babraham Hall



CB22 3AT

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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Closing date: 16 Apr 2023