Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local nursery in Waterlooville (part of small group) are looking for L2 Nursery Apprentice to join their team. You will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices will be paid at a rate of £5.50 an hour.

  • Working week

    40 hours a week available. Monday to Friday; Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Nursery Apprentice, you will contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children.  This includes:

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Being aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Completing all work to desired timescales as set by Showcase Trainer

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

NCFE/CACHE L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner including:

  • Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completing your L2 Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full-time position and further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. If the desired candidate holds a valid L2 in Childcare or sufficient experience, the L3 Early Years Educator is available on an 18-month basis.

About the employer

The Mulberry Bush Nurseries were started by husband and wife team Oliver and Rachael Thomson. Inspired by the needs of their own family for high quality, reliable childcare they started the first Mulberry Bush Nursery in 2013. In 2019 Oliver and Rachael were joined by Holly Smith as Company Director and Director of Early Years. Holly’s knowledge and experience as an early year’s teacher and her passion to ensure that each and every child receives the best possible nursery experience are helping to continue to drive the Mulberry Bush forward!




The Mulberry Bush

Waterberry Dr



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Training provider



James Sproat


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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