Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprentice WOODLANDS NURSERY LTD

The Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner (EYLP) Apprenticeship is ideal for proactive practitioners, working directly with children. It is an excellent progression route for practitioners who hold a level 2 or level 3 qualification in Early Years. Lead a team of practitioners, supporting daily routine.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hour per week. Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Lead a team of practitioners, supporting daily routine.
  • Delivering best practice, having a good knowledge of the EYFS and the current changes.
  • Excellent parent partnership, working alongside parents to support children's learning.
  • Mentor Level 2 apprentices who have just started their childcare journey. 
  • Complete peer on peer observations.
  • Demonstrate high levels of understanding around policy and procedure.

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

  • Once you complete your training you will gain the Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The course will help you progress further through your career onto leadership roles such as room leader, deputy manager or 3rd in charge.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

The Elmscot Group was established in 2001 to meet the needs of mums who were struggling to find a homely nursery offering outstanding childcare, nutrition and education. The business employs 220 colleagues and is responsible for the care and early years education over 1800 local children.







WA15 7EY


Danielle Riley



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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