Early Years Practitioner Apprentice NATURES LITTLE LEARNERS LTD

Natures Little Learners is inspired by the amazing abilities of children. We have an exciting opportunity for a fun loving, conscientious individual to join our setting. The position requires someone who is looking to start a new adventure with a career supporting young children to learn and develop in a nurturing environment.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Plus Free Uniform. Free hot home- cooked meals.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. 5 x 6 hour shifts, between 07.30- 18.00. Plus 6 hours per week paid study time TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with your room leader/mentor, follow instructions with ease, and dedicate time and effort to learning to complete the follow to a high standard.
  • Ensures that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Observes, supports and extends children’s learnings.
  • Appropriately plans individual learning experiences for children under the EYFS curriculum.
  • Builds and maintains an effective partnership with parents.
  • To complete assignments/tasks set by assessor on time.
  • To attend all training as set out in your training agreement.
  • To complete training and gain the relevant childcare qualification.

Key expectations:

  • To dedicate your time and enthusiasm to training, learning carry out the following tasks to a high standard.
  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
  • To work alongside staff members to provide an interesting and fun environment for out of school club children.
  • To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, always.
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • To help ensure we always meet Ofsted requirements.
  • To understand and work following the nursery's policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To be a key worker alongside the key person.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained using our Online Software, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments, incident forms, daily logs etc.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery's aims and objectives.
  • To achieve full & relevant qualification in specified period.
  • To use assessor, mentor and management feedback to reflect on learning.
  • To follow all company expectations and policies.

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

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.
  • To include Level 2 Diploma in Early Years.
  • Training to take place at Nature's Little Learners over 5 days with time given for observation recording and assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a nursery practitioner.
  • Progression to supervisor or manager.
  • Become an Early Years Educator Apprentice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, To have a friendly face., To be fun., To be good at time keeping., To be able to follow direction


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

Things to consider

A DBS is required and is paid for by the setting, However it is the employee's responsibility to pay for the update service, which is £13 per year. You will be required to attend a Paediatric First Aid Course. This is mandatory and paid for by the setting. You must complete standard training, these include: FGM The Prevent Duty Safeguarding Children Understanding Babies Safer Sleeping These courses are completed online through our training portal.

About the employer

Nature's Little Learners is a unique childcare setting where children can explore in a homely environment. Delivering the highest possible care and early years education to children, whilst striving for continuous improvement. Research has proven that children learn the most during the birth to five period, meaning early years are the most critical. During this time children are developing the foundations of lifelong learning, behaviour and emotional well-being, which all influence later outcomes in school, work and society.







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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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