Apprentice Early Years Practitioner SEVENOAKS DAY NURSERY TRUST

Do you want to earn a salary while you work and gain a qualification? We are currently recruiting for an early years apprentice to help and assist our early years practitioner in providing outstanding childcare to 0-5 year olds, based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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Closing date: 02 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary - £13,650 minimum (dependent on age) Up to 12 days sick leave at full pay Free Parking Free DBS check 20 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) Free training

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm or 9.00am - 5.00pm or 10.00am - 6.00pm (1-hour unpaid lunch).

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Help with the daily routine and care of the children in your assigned room and across the setting as a whole
  • Interact with the children to support their learning and development in a manner appropriate for their age/stage
  • Prepare resources under the guidance of colleagues
  • Set-up activities both inside and outside under the direction of colleagues
  • Undertake daily housekeeping jobs as required
  • Fill out daily paperwork as required under the direction of colleagues

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

Early years practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

  • Work based learning
  • Site visits (when permitted) once a month to include training for Diploma and Functional Skills where applicable
  • The course will take between 15 – 22 months (practical period) depending on hours worked
  • If apprentice has additional learning needs, we can offer different types of training sessions
  • Preparation for end point assessment within 3 months of practical period completed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a permanent position within our Nursery and further career development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Enthusiastic, Reliable


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

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules.

About the employer

We are a children's nursery based in Sevenoaks, Kent. In 1986 two local doctors joined forces to found The Sevenoaks Day Nursery. It was set up as a charity to offer the local community affordable day care and a good nursery education. Our aim is to provide a happy and caring environment that is an extension of home.







TN14 5DN

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Training provider



Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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