Childcare Apprenticeship ACHIEVERS DAY NURSERY LTD

Entry level qualification in Early Years Childcare. The role will require you to engage positively and interact with babies and children between 0-5 years old. You will be expected to develop your knowledge and understanding of child development and the Early Years Curriculum. On a practical level you will need to work work as part of a team.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £40 performance bonus monthly

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday shifts between the hours of 7.30am - 5.30pm Exact times of shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working as a team to meet children’s care and education needs 
  • Supporting the team to ensure high quality childcare and hygiene standards
  • Implement the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and room planning through the oversee, coordination and participation in activities
  • Supporting positive relationships with customers
  • Support the effective implementation of Key Worker system
  • Understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children, ensuring an inclusive environment
  • Support the team with cleaning tasks

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioners qualification to be achieved with the support of our in-house trainer and Achievement Training.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

Apprentices will have time out during the working day to be trained by our in-house Trainer and Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Furthermore, the training provider will attend the setting fortnightly to provide training and mentorship. Finally, apprentices will learn 'on-the-job' and will be nurtured by Room Leaders. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking to recruit individuals who are self-motivated, have a real passion for childcare and who are caring. As we are a large nursery, we are also able to provide development opportunities as well as the chance to work in different age groups. The successful apprentice will be keen to undertake their Level 2 with a view to quickly progressing to a Level 3 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

We have a strict no smoking, jewellery, false nails or nail polish policy. Candidates who show interest in childcare, in or around Plymouth and achieve a minimum of level 4 for GCSE English and Maths will be short listed.

About the employer

At Achievers Day Nursery we are a big family and keen to welcome new members to the team. We are committed to supporting continued professional development and offer team members opportunities throughout the year to further develop their knowledge and also skills. As a large nursery, we are able to provide development opportunities and the chance to work in different age groups.




247 Old Laira





Julie Costello


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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