Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Abracadabra Childcare

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a happy, safe and established setting for children as an Early Years Practitioner. Working to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, we offer a variety of activities to stimulate children’s natural curiosities, interests and passions to enhance their development. We are graded ‘Good’ at Ofsted.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

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

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Creative play 
  • Musical exploration 
  • Adventures in the garden 
  • Helping with mealtimes 
  • Keeping children’s progress files/reports
  • Always Following GDPR and safeguarding measures 
  • General personal care, e.g., nappy changing

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

  • Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer
  • Day release  
  • You will undertake the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard
  • Early years practitioner / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education 
  • You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed  
  • You will undertake both on and off the training by a team of industry qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate

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 Math (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

We pride ourselves on being a quality childcare setting, offering only the best childcare, learning and play to all children. We go the extra mile to make sure children’s creativity and imagination is nurtured and embraced so that we can capture the magic of childhood and enhance children’s learning through play and natural experiences.


Abracadabra Childcare


Clay Lane



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Training provider



Jamie Herrington

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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