Childcare Apprentice Croft Corner Forest School Nursery

Opportunity for an apprentice to make their way into the childcare industry whilst gaining experience and receiving a L2 qualification. Ensure a high standard of care for children by being aware of and providing for their individual needs. You will join in with play and help to create a stimulating atmosphere in which children will learn.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5 per hour

  • Working week

    Number of contracted hours: 36 hours per week depending on shifts Working hours: Hours between 7:30am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities for the apprentice will be:

  • Ensure a high standard of care for children by being aware of and providing for their individual needs.
  • Assist senior staff to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage and become familiar with its contents.
  • Contribute to observations and planning learning for children using our online learning journal, this will be carried out under the supervision of senior staff.
  • Contribute to a program of activities suitable for the age and developmental stage of the children in your room.
  • Act as a good role model to the children in your care.
  • Have respect for the diversity and differing needs of all children and contribute to a high quality environment which meets their individual needs.
  • Create a clean warm and safe environment for the children in our care.
  • Be polite and supportive to children’s parents and other family members. Offer help and assistance whenever possible. Be part of being good relationships with parents
  • Be aware of the key principles of safeguarding and child protection and be diligent in ensuring the safety of all children. Always inform senior staff if you are in any way concerned about the welfare of a child.
  • Keep all information with regard to children strictly confidential. This relates to any information that you see, hear or read, which must be discussed only with senior members of staff.
  • Ensure that all toys and equipment provided for children is clean and safe for them to use.
  • Use appropriate language around children and learn to skilfully interact with children.
  • Join in with play and help to create a stimulating atmosphere in which children will learn.

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

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Qualification
  • Including End Point Assessment
  • Including 1 day per week at college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full time employment subject to successful completion of Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or L1 Equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or L1 Equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Forest nursery is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements.


Croft Corner Forest School Nursery


Holy Trinity Parish Centre

61 Dobcroft Road


S7 2LQ

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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