You'll be supporting the educational and social development of babies and children up to the age of five, with the primary duties including providing children with a safe environment to learn, helping them to develop basic social and behavioural skills and engaging them in age-appropriate play activities.

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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

    9.00am - 5.00pm, with exact shifts and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Keeping a record of the children’s progress to share with parents and other carers.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with parents and other carers to facilitate the daily learning and care of the children.
  • Providing support to other nursery staff members.
  • Creating an environment that meets the needs of the children by considering their cultural and medical needs.
  • Advising the Nursery Manager about concerns relating to a child or parent while respecting confidentiality requirements.
  • Adhering to the nursery’s policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements relating to childcare.
  • Maintaining high standards for safety, cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Creating fun and educational activities for the children under their care.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards a Early Years Practioner Level 2 Apprenticeship course. You will have a dedicated industry expert to guide and coach you through components of your programme and you'll experience a range of different learning opportunities.

  • LEYF Chef Academy Masterclasses.
  • Online learning and face to face training with Learn Plus Us' Apprenticeship Trainers.
  • Meetings with your dedicated trainer.
  • E-learning.
  • Interactive Online Workshops.
  • Self-Guided research.
  • On-the-job instructions.
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring.
  • Personal development planning.
  • Manager Progress Reviews.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunities for long-term career progression through future leadership and management positions offered by the nursery setting, including both room-based and office-based roles.
  • Effective training opportunities and career development through face-to-face sessions and online courses.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

A well-established nursery setting with a reputation of delivering outstanding learning and care to children for over 15 years. With modern facilities this nursery setting caters for over 70 children, supporting their daily needs.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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