Early Years Practitioner Apprentice MRS K BENNETT T/A ACORN NURSERY

Acorn Day Nursery is a passionate and enthusiastic nursery based on an industrial estate in Somerton looking to recruit the right apprentice to work with their families. Duties include providing children with a safe learning environment, helping develop essential social,& behavioural skills and engaging them in age-appropriate play activities.

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Closing date: 30 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 to Friday - Various Shifts (Rota) to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Building and maintaining relationships with parents and carers to share with parents and other carers
  • Keeping a record of the children’s progress to share with parents and carers
  • Creating fun and educational activities for the children under their care
  • Adhering to the nursery’s policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements relating to childcare
  • Maintaining high standards for safety, cleanliness and hygiene
  • Creating fun and educational activities for the children under their care
  • Providing support to other nursery staff members

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

  • Early Year Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills (if required)
  • Training 1 Day a Week at Strode College (Street), Somerset

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A permanent position is possible
  • Level 3 Early Years Early Years Educator (Maths and English passes are needed to progress)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Time Keeping OK with Loud Noise Comfortable Sitting on Furniture not built for adults Repetitive questions about themselves from the children

About the employer

Acorn Day Nursery, Somerton provides a loving and caring childcare environment for babies and preschool children. Established in 1999, with purpose-built premises in Somerton.




Unit 25, Wessex Park

Canvin Court, Somerton Business Park, Bancombe Road


TA11 6SB

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Training provider



Suzie Drew


01458 844419

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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