Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Level 2 Childcare - Kingstanding Building Blocks Nursery

As an Apprentice in childcare, you will be providing care for children that meets all their educational and developmental needs. A fantastic opportunity to join a highly qualified team and start your career in childcare. The nursery is rated Good with OFSTED and has a 5 star rating with environmental health and food hygiene.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week. Monday to Friday. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Develop your early years career with this fantastic opportunity in a growing, ambitious company.

  • Work as part of a team (in all age groups)
  • Plan activities
  • Support Meal Times & Physical Care
  • Cleaning and promoting good hygiene practices
  • Communicating with parents and children
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Follow policies and procedures

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

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Building Blocks Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • L2 Practitioner
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Building Block Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent Position if suitable, progression onto level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


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

Things to consider

DBS required Street Parking

About the employer

Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, we opened our first nursery in Kingstanding in November 2002, our Handsworth Wood branch followed in April 2004, and our third nursery opened more recently in February 2016. The nursery group has two directors, Tina Hart and Alex Jones. They’re both Early Years Graduates and the nursery group is managed by Tina Hart, managing director. Each branch has a designated, full-time branch manager and deputy manager, and all three nurseries are supported by our SEN and Inclusion Manager who ensure that all children receive appropriate experiences and learning opportunities. We’re open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with half- and full-days available.


Building Blocks Nursery


28 Rough Road

Kingstanding, Birmingham

West Midlands

B44 0UY

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Jul 2023