We require an Early Years Apprentice to work in their preschool. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in building a career in early years to develop their knowledge and skills whilst working within a friendly and supportive setting.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 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

    Monday to Friday, flexible working hours between 07:00-18:00. Shifts TBD.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist Nursery Nurses to provide high quality care and education for all children who attend.
  • To assist the supervision of children on a day to day basis.
  • To assist in planning and preparation for activities throughout the setting and the ongoing assessment of children’s progress
  • To keep all records that fulfil requirements as laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  •  To work with parents, colleagues and outside agencies to provide a safe caring and stimulating learning environment for all children under supervision.

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

Training will be provided by Riverside Training (Spalding) Ltd. Training is work based meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into the centre periodically if needed.

During this apprenticeship, you will work towards learning the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the Early Years Practitioner Standard and you will work towards the Level 2 Diploma for the Early years' (Practitioner).

Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To become qualified at Level 2 and have an opportunity to progress to a full-time position or a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Munchkins Kindergarten Ltd opened in August 2007 as a Children's Day Nursery in Spalding and offers a high level of quality in childcare. Situated in Spalding Town Centre it is a small, friendly Nursery with places for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years old. All of our rooms are designed to support the EYFS. Our baby and toddler rooms are set out in a “home from home” environment with a wide range of age appropriate equipment and resources. In October 2010 we opened our brand new pre-school for children aged 3 – 5 years, next door to the existing nursery. The building consists of 2 floors, with a large space downstairs where we provide a wide range of facilities and activities to promote learning and development, in order for the children to enjoy and achieve at their own, individual pace. Upstairs offers a quiet and calming atmosphere for the children to relax and enjoy quieter activities such as storytime.







PE11 2XA

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Training provider



Susan Bulbeck


01775 710945

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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