This is an incredible opportunity to work within a caring and nurturing environment where you have an opportunity to care for and build relationships with children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Company Bonus Scheme Increasing annual leave with each complete year of service up to a maximum of 33 days (including Bank/Public Holidays) Your birthday off, or a Christmas shopping day off, after one full year of service

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5pm with 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Being aware and demonstrating a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • To support children’s learning and development with children from all age ranges of the Early Years
  • To support children’s development skills, working to plan activities, recording observations and their progress
  • To understand and comply with all nursery policies and procedures, and relevant legislative requirements, informing management immediately of any instances of non-compliance or variations in practice
  • Once confident in role, to assume the role of a key person to a group of children and work in partnership with parents/carers, catering for all children’s individual needs; observing, planning and evaluating development activities; keeping accurate records and maintaining regular contact and communication with parents
  • Attending staff meetings and any training that is in house
  • To regularly update the children's daily diaries
  • To ensure that the ratios are adhered to at all times
  • To assist with the wall displays and decoration
  • To assist with the nappy changing routines & personal hygiene

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

About the Training

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Over the course of 15 months, you will study an Early Years apprenticeship programme. This will contain units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, well-being principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).

Our delivery of training is through blended learning. Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors, they will deliver teaching sessions using various methods including face to face teaching, Skype, Facetime, telephone and peer virtual classroom whilst using our interactive multi-sensory teaching resources. Teaching sessions are normally bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the learner’s preferred learning style. Additionally, the tutor will provide the support required to ensure the learner enjoys and ultimately successfully achieves their goals and completes their training. We want learners to feel that our team are approachable at any stage of their learning journey.

If you do not hold GCSE Maths & English (or equivalent), these will be delivered alongside the apprenticeship programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Room Leader, Deputy Manager or Manager 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

About the employer

Toad Hall Nurseries offer award-winning childcare you can trust. At Toad Hall Nursery, they offer childcare and early education for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. Children have a dedicated team of staff looking after them and making sure that they have the best early life experiences. By combining excellent facilities and the expertise of their qualified staff, they ensure that all of the children enjoy their time at the nursery. The nurseries are located across the Home Counties, making them the preferred nursery group providing early education for children in South East England.


Toad Hall


Chestnut Avenue,



GU27 2AT

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Training provider



Megan Thompson

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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