Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice CRAZY CRACKERS LTD

The apprentice will contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children. This will include learning, care needs, working in partnership with colleagues, parents/carers. They will have a responsibility to contribute to the health and safety of the children.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 22.5 per week term time plus college hours, school holidays will be 30 hrs per week plus any extra to make up from term time.

    Total hours per week: 22.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are a well established, busy Out of School Club with an Outstanding grading from Ofsted.  We provide care for children aged 3-12. We are working with St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School.

Job Duties:

  • Ensure that the provision complies with the requirements set out by Ofsted
  • Ensuring the delivery of the E.Y.F.S for younger children, and appropriate care and creative play opportunities, for all children, in a safe and caring environment
  • Providing full care for children: facilitation of toilet needs/changing, providing food and refreshments
  • Meeting all the needs of children
  • The planning and preparing of activities
  • Record keeping and safety checks
  • Administering first aid and medication once qualified to do so
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Working alongside and with other members of the team
  • Engaging in training and development as required
  • Working within agreed Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain the care of equipment
  • Involvement in Key Worker systems, including observations of children
  • Collection and delivery of children to and from school
  • Communicating with parents and other organisations
  • Any other tasks, as agreed, to ensure the continuous provision of high quality childcare
  • Light cleaning duties, preparing of snacks etc

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

The apprentice will achieve:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship
  • Level 1 Maths and English Functional Skills (if required)

Training will take place at Blackburn College one day a week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progression onto Level 3 Early Years Educator once completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

About the employer

Crazy Crackers is an established out of school and holiday club, which has been offering care to children for over 20 years.







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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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