Early Years Practitioner Apprentice KIDSPIRATION CHILDCARE & EDUCATION LTD

An exciting apprenticeship opportunity to support the provision of a stimulating and effective Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which will enhance children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. To support the provision of high quality child care that meets the professional inspection standards.

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Closing date: 01 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

    Working Days: Monday to Friday. Term time only (8am to 6pm working shift pattern).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • To support the team to provide high quality care and education for all children and support for families.
  • To support the team to provide a broad and balanced Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that will meet the requirements of relevant national and local standards.
  • To learn how to follow Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and the Early Support Programme for children with Special Educational needs (SEN) and implement that learning in the workplace.
  • To learn to observe and monitor children’s development and contribute to written reports of their progress and to implement that learning in the workplace.
  • To maintain client confidentiality.
  • To report any injury or accident ensuring that health and safety of the individual is maintained.
  • To follow the process for reporting any suspicious or suspected non-accidental injury complying with Departmental Child Protection Procedures in line with Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures (West Yorkshire Consortium Procedure Manual)
  • To refer parents and families for support where necessary.
  • If necessary, to take responsibility for a group of children during any building evacuation.
  • To support the team to provide educational visits for children and families, observing Health and Safety policies.
  • To understand and support Leeds City Council and Departmental Policies including these on Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety
  • To undertake other duties commensurate to the post or grade as required by the department.
  • To undertake the accountabilities of the post in accordance with Council policies including the Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies.

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

The Level 2 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the working within the early years sector.

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor.

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

The Apprenticeship framework comprises of:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner 

End point assessment:

  • Multiple choice exam
  • Professional discussion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeship Early Years Educator Level 3
  • At the end of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate may be offered the opportunity to progress within the setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Punctual and hardworking, Trustworthy and reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 / A-C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 / A-C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

The post holder will work from a single story building in a residential area. Kidspiration operates a non-smoking policy. There will be regular lifting and handling of children There will be regular Lifting and moving of play equipment The post holder will be required to kneel, sit on the floor or bend down to low levels in order to effectively interact with children

About the employer

Kidspiration pre school is located in the heart of Farnley Leeds 12 supporting our most vulnerable 2-3 year old children. We are very proud to be a family orientated nursery , small enough to care personally about all of our children, parents and staff, large enough to provide a professional level of service.




Lawns Lane



LS12 5EZ

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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