Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Level 2 Childcare- Handsworth Wood Building Blocks Nursery

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. You will provide a safe environment, follow policies and procedures and work as part of a team (in all age groups).

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

    20 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?

  • 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.

If successful, you will complete a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification, delivered through Building Blocks 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.

We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

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 Maths (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

DBS required and on street parking available.

About the employer

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


Cherry Orchard Road

Handsworth Wood


B20 2LB

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Training provider



Keira Hotchkiss



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