Childcare Apprenticeship – NVQ Level 2 COTTON TAILS NURSERIES LTD

A chance to gain valuable skills while working in a nursery setting as well as learn about Childcare related topics in a classroom setting. This will include gaining your Level 3 Paediatric First Aid. The role will include providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 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

    Apprentices are required to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of the business. The average working week will be between 30-40 hours, Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately

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

Your apprenticeship will last for 13 months.

You will be supported by an assessor throughout your apprenticeship.

As you progress through your apprenticeship, your duties and responsibilities will alter as you develop the skills for a successful career in childcare.

You will gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and become an Early Years Practitioner.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

During the Intermediate Apprenticeship in childcare, you will have access to excellent training and development opportunities within the role, with the potential to progress on the Advanced Diploma, Level 3 Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

About the employer

Cotton Tails Nurseries Ltd is a group of four private day care facilities, 3 settings are situated across Birmingham, and our newest site is in Worcestershire (Hagley). We cater for children aged between 0-5 years old. Each setting is unique in it's layout and is individually designed.




14 Leach Green Lane, Birmingham

B45 9BL

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Training provider



Hannah Agnew


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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