Early Years Apprentice YMCA Robin Hood Group

The Early Years apprentice will work as part of the Nursery Team, supporting the Early Years Educators and Nursery Assistants with the day-to-day running of the childcare aspect of the nursery provision. Ensuring high-quality inclusive childcare is continually provided.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Nursery is open from 07:30 - 18:00 (hours to suit the nursery rotas).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting the nursery team in delivering the highest quality care for all children to achieve and maintain an Outstanding Ofsted judgement
  • Ensuring all daily routines are adhered to
  • Ensure the facility is safe, clean, and welcoming
  • Ensuring excellent customer service is provided and queries and complaints are dealt with
  • Ensure high-quality inclusive childcare is continually provided
  • Provide efficient administration, collect required data, and maintain appropriate and relevant records as required by regulatory bodies
  • Any other duties deemed suitable by the Nursery Manager

For further information, or help with your application, please contact Margaret on 07768 485648 or apprenticeships@lincolncollege.ac.uk

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

You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In-house induction training (with all nursery staff including, data protections, safeguarding children and young people, fire safety)
  • First Aid Training
  • In-house training on all company policies and procedures
  • Apprenticeship Standard in Early Years Practitioner Level 2
  • Location of training is in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Employment and progression within the organisation may be possible upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience, Accurate


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Willing to work between the hours of 7:30 – 18:00 in line with needs of nursery provision. What experience do you have of childcare? What are your interests?

About the employer

The village will be a space for all the community, acting as home to a wide range of sports, education, training, hospitality and childcare facilities. The outdoor sports activity area is open currently, and the main building will open later this year providing space for children, young people, families and businesses.


YMCA Robin Hood Group


YMCA Newark & Sherwood

Community & Activity Village

Lord Hawke Way

NG24 4FH

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Training provider



Ruby or Margaret in the Apprenticeships Team


01522 876284

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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