Early Years Practitioner apprentice SMILERS NURSERY LTD

Gaining a full understanding of the EYFS, to plan activities and to record the children’s development as they move through the nursery. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. 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: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Adhering to different shift patterns at the nursery based on an average day of 8 hours working time. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The ideal candidate will be flexible, hardworking and willing to learn, with great communication skills, and the ability to work as part of the team as well as using your initiative.

Your role will include:

  • Being a key worker for individual children.
  • Planning activities according to the EYFS.
  • Being responsible for caring for babies and children.
  • Working with the nursery manager, parents and other team members.
  • Duties include:
  • Preparing snacks for the children.
  • To attend to their personal care needs throughout the day ensuring that the child is respected and safe at all times.
  • Feeding the children and attending to the sleep and rest needs throughout the day.
  • Helping with supervising children during activities and play.
  • Helping with setting up equipment and areas for activities, making sure everything is safe and suitable for the children.
  • Being responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for the children, staff and parents alongside other staff.
  • Reporting to the room leader and managers of the nursery.

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 Functional Skills (if required) and progression to Level 2 Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To gain the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification and progress to the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A* - C / 4 - 9) Desired
Other Functional Skills English and Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired

Things to consider

Please be aware that the college workshops are held at South Woodford and you must be prepared to travel. According to your shift pattern you may have early starts or late finishes. You will be answerable to your manager or room leader. You must attend all college workshops as required and complete your portfolio of evidence in the timeframe allowed for your qualification.

About the employer

This is a family run business and we pride ourselves on delivering this throughout the nursery setting. Our nurseries create a warm and friendly environment where children feel safe and secure and has a spacious well-equipped garden, offering many activities for all ages. We thrive daily to encourage the development of each child to enable them to maximise their potential, ready for the continuous learning journeys ahead of them in life.




29 Vicarage Road


E10 5EF

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Training provider



Samia Shabbir


0208 518 1344

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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