Early Years Apprentice FIRST FRIENDS LIMITED

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local preschool in Alton is looking for an Early Years Apprentice to join their team. Work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 16 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 to Friday, Term-time only; shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a nursery apprentice, you will contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children.

This includes:

  • Creating warm, friendly, and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially, and educationally
  • Under supervision, you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing, and feeding
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • Completing work to desired timeframe for Showcase Training tutor
    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Being aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to

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

  • NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills: English and Maths at level 1 minimum (unless exempt)
  • End point assessment

Training completed via work-based visits at the nursery and 3.5-hour study time provided for coursework.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completing your apprenticeship, you may be offered to progress to L3 or offered a full-time position and additional training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying.

About the employer

Our lovely day nursery is located in the grounds of Wootey Infant School. The children can enjoy the use of the school grounds and be part of the Wootey family. First Friends work in partnership with local schools to ensure easy transition. The day nursery environment has quality resources to ensure children have constant access to a variety of activities. Children can free flow from indoors to outside to access their play. Our qualified and experienced team support children in their play, learning and development.




C/O Wootey's school

Wooteys Way


GU34 2LA

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Training provider



James Sproat



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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