Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprentice Chrissy Childcare

We are looking for a fun-loving, caring and enthusiastic educator who will take the lead along with nursery manager in planning the daily activities for the nursery. You will need to take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £4,392.96 to £8,669.44

    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 Saturday 7am to 6.30 pm (various shift patterns).

    Total hours per week: 16

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You must be willing to work towards a Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship. You must be Level 3 Qualified in Early Years Educator, or equivalent Ofsted approved qualification.

The Qualification is a Level 5 Foundation Degree. As such, there is an expectation that students will enter into self-study and research as they would if attending university. The qualification is delivered in the workplace, and does not require mandatory day-release attendance at College.

This role would suit someone with experience in childcare looking for a part-time position.

Daily duties:

  • You will need to take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within your care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision.
  • You are taking full responsibility for supporting the quality of learning and development in the setting.
  • Leading on the operational aspects of this provision, and typically leading other practitioners in an element or environment such as; Communication and Language, Planning and Assessment, Forest School, Physical Activity and Nutrition and reporting directly to the head of the setting.

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

  • Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Delivered in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate, there is a position available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years Educator or equivalent (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Chrissy childcare is in a transitional period of moving from a childminding business, off premises, to a full nursery provision.

About the employer

Hi, I'm Chrissy. I'm the owner of Chrissy's childcare. I have been a childminder since 2003 from my home, where I live with my children and husband. I have now opened my first nursery in Westerhope, Newcastle. The nursery is a warm and welcoming place for children, and we are flexible with childcare to suit parents' needs. We are open Monday to Friday, 7.00 am to 6.30 pm. I have three members of staff who work with me, and the nursery is constantly expanding. We are a happy bunch of people who will care for your child or children. We do many activities, reading, arts and crafts, going on days out and lots more. If you would like more information, please drop me a message or a phone call, and I will tell you about the nursery.


Chrissy Childcare


407 Stamfordham Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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