Early Years Apprenticeship Level 2 STORYBOOK DAY NURSERIES LTD

Ofsted Outstanding Family Managed Setting in Upminster recruiting a dedicated and enthusiastic Level 2 Apprentice. When an Apprentice first joins us they are given a full induction and an opportunity to get to know staff and children, shadow existing team members and receive input from a mentor. Once settled, Apprentices will then begin learning through supervised on the job working and will therefore begin carrying out the same duties as our other employees.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid Holiday, Bonus Paid Day off on Birthday, Long Service Incentive Programme, Pension, Subsidised Uniform

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This will therefore include (supervised) responsibilities as follows:

  • Work as a team to offer a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children and promote their development in all areas of the EYFS, setting up the nursery environment and preparing resources accordingly
  • Work as a team to plan for, risk assess, set up, clear away and supervise our garden environment
  • Carry out regular risk assessments across all areas of nursery as required
  • Observe and keep records of key children’s participation and development via Key Worker books and Profile observations, planning specific activities to help them meet next steps
  • Prepare assessment reports for key children including On Entry, Two Year Check, Termly Trackers, School Readiness reports and so on
  • Deliver activities and teaching sessions to small groups or whole room as required by planning and develop own teaching skills with the support of colleagues
  • Consistently use Makaton throughout interactions with children to promote their communication
  • Provide a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of disabilities, family backgrounds or medical history, promoting British Values across nursery
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures
  • Accurately log all information on Famly, including but not limited to attendance, allergies, medicine, incidents, absence, meals, toileting, sleeps and room/personal feedback
  • Be aware of allergies, medicines or additional needs of all children in nursery to ensure their needs can be met by all staff
  • Be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
  • Provide personal and intimate care for children, including toileting, feeding and comfort
  • Make sure that meal times are a time of pleasant social interaction, encouraging the children and setting a positive example
  • Ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness (self, children and environment) are maintained at all times
  • Our Directors and Management team (including Qualified Teachers, specialist SEN practitioners and business professionals) have a wealth of experience and knowledge within early years and are able to provide excellent support to individuals with the right attitude and willingness to succeed. All apprentices are also allocated a Mentor.
  • Through our apprenticeship scheme we are looking to train highly qualified long term employees and promote career progression within our organisation. For example, the first Apprentice we recruited has now progressed to our Management Team

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

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Qualification, via on the job training, one to one sessions with assessor, mentoring from Senior Team and inclusion in hands on practice and planning.

Plus in person and online CPD including:

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • SEN
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Safeguarding
  • FGM
  • Prevent Duty
  • Regular staff meetings and on site training in various areas of Childcare Practice

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Ongoing training for Level 3 at higher salary or Permanent Level 2 position


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Storybook Day Nursery and Pre School is an Ofsted Outstanding setting for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We have 4 rooms: Owl Babies (3-16m), Elmers room (14-30m), Gruffalo room (28-40m) and Hungry Caterpillar room (36-50m) - all of which have been specially created to meet the needs of each age and stage of development. We also have a lovely outdoor all weather playground and extensive garden for the children to enjoy! Our Nursery and Pre School is led by experienced Early Years teachers and offers a wealth of resources, activities and fun learning opportunities for all children who attend. Family owned and managed, with a fantastic team of highly qualified staff, we regularly involve parents and families in events throughout the year.






RM14 1XN


Grace Stratton



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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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