Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship in St Albans Playschool Nursery

Are you a kind and caring individual looking to start your career in childcare? Playschool Nursery in St Albans are looking for apprentices to join their nursery and give young people the best start in life. While working for Playschool Nursery and alongside Paragon Skills, you will be guided and fully supported in completing your childcare apprenticeship Interested? Apply now!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    35 hours per week

    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, 8.00am - 5.30pm / 8.30am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supervising creative play and activities
  • Overseeing garden play

Key person duties:

  • Supporting other member of staff
  • Assisting at breakfast, lunch and snack times
  • Maintaining general tidiness of the nursery

Benefits include:

  • Lunches provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays
  • Team social events

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

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations
  • Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities
  • All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact
  • This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study
  • This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there could be the opportunity to further your development within the childcare industry by completing a further childcare apprenticeship and maybe full time employment within our nurseries

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

The interview process will consist of a telephone interview with a Paragon Skills Recruiter and then followed by a short interview and interactive play session with the nursery if you are progressed. This nursery offers fantastic incentives and rewards for your performance and efforts. The break down is below; First year apprentice (completing Level 2 Childcare) - £4 per hour Second year apprentice (completing Level 3 Childcare) - £5 per hour The salaries for your apprenticeship are fixed but there are fantastic financial incentives available to reward you for your hard-work and commitment to the job and apprenticeship.

About the employer

Family run, privately owned nurseries across Hertfordshire. Opportunity to develop and learn across 3 settings and 4 base rooms.


Playschool Nursery


Playschool House, Alma Road

St Albans



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Jun 2023