Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Level 2 BUTTERFLIES CANNOCK LTD

We are seeking an enthusiastic, intelligent, academically competent and caring individual to join our amazing team of early years educators to support our outstanding early education programmes. Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    From 1 April 2023, the National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £5.28 an hour.

    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

    Monday to Friday; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person in charge
  • Carry out self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting
  • Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities

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

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship training will be provided alongside an opportunity to complete any outstanding maths and English qualifications, up to Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This position may lead to a permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Verbal reasoning, Listening skills


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

Things to consider

Some early starts are required. Staff are rostered on a shift basis over 30 hours per week. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

About the employer

The staff and management at Butterflies Day Nursery in Cannock are passionate about providing quality care for the children they work with and understand that parents and carers want to provide the best possible start in life for your child allowing them to fulfil their true potential. Butterflies works with children from birth up to 12 years old, including preschool and after school, on a flexible hours basis.




61 Union Street


WS11 0BS

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Training provider



Sarah Jones


01902 570111

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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