Early Years Apprentice SCHOOLHOUSE DAYCARE

Working as part of the daycare team to provide a safe, enjoyable, and stimulating environment for all children within the setting. You will be expected to do the following tasks and any further requests by your line manager. You will be expected to attend college every week.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 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 8 am–6 pm Wednesday 8 am–6 pm Thursday 8 am–6 pm Friday 8 am–6 pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 May 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To help set up the playroom/s for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times and to ensure Health and Safety is adhered to at all times
  • To undertake general domestic duties ensuring the kitchen and playroom maintain a required level of order
  • Having a positive approach to personnel development
  • To attend college weekly and complete all homework and assignments on time
  • To advise the daycare Supervisor of any concerns e.g. over children, child protection, parents/carers or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To keep all information regarding children, their families and staff completely confidential
  • To keep up to date with changes to policies and new legislation
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the daycare supervisor, in accordance with the business plan/objectives
  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships
  • To ensure that the daycare offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times
  • Ensuring all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Working with the daycare leader to establish an appropriate safe and secure learning environment
  • Promoting positive values, attitudes and good child behaviour

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

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills (if applicable)
  • Training to take place at Northampton College, Booth Lane - 1 day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a full-time position once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Knowledge of the EYFS, Responsible, Desire to work with children


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

School house day care situated in the village of Guilsborough. School House Day Care offers care for little ones from age 2. We work all year round including a holiday club. We offer funded hours for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds.








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Training provider



Isobel McColgan


01604 734138

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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