Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - Childcare Level 2 Little Rainbows

Little Rainbows are looking for a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice to join their team, as a nursery they have received the highest possible grading of “outstanding” in all areas under the new 2018 framework from Ofsted. They are also proud winners of a Champions Award from the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA).

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Rota between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Little Rainbows a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice is required for this busy open plan day nursery.

You will be trained up in all aspects of the Level 2 Qualification including:

  • Toileting
  • Feeding
  • Planning activities
  • Doing risk assessments
  • Telling stories
  • Reading
  • Counting
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Communicating with team and children and parents

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

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Little Rainbows will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Little Rainbow's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified will progress onto Level 3 Childcare or Leadership and Supervision Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role This is an active role, that can be quite strenuous

About the employer

A purpose built nursery situated in the centre of Wallasey Village. They are a small, dedicated, 36 place, family orientated day nursery who pride themselves on having children at the heart of what they do. Little Rainbows offer childcare for children aged from birth to 5 years Monday to Friday 8am-6pm.


Little Rainbows


95 Wallasey Road


CH44 2AA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023