Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship at The Brambles Day Nursery, Taunton The Brambles Day Nursery

The Brambles Day Nursery are looking for an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to join their friendly team and learn skills on the job whilst supporting children’s play, learning and development.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay to be discussed at interview, with National Minimum Wage being the minimum starting 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

    From 7.45am - 6.00pm with half hour lunch break Monday - Friday hours to be discussed at interview 1 day a week paid for off the job training.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Focusing support in areas needing improvement in each child
  • Supporting children to use ICT and other equipment
  • Motivating and encouraging children to concentrate and fulfil tasks
  • Undertaking activities with children in line with the EYFS
  • Working as a team in the development of learning strategies by the preparation of resources
  • Supporting children with their educational needs, learning difficulty, or who exhibit occasional behavioural problems

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

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment - Knowledge Test and Professional

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of permanent employment
  • Further training including Foundation Degree Courses
  • Senior practitioner
  • Working with children with special education needs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Empathetic


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

We are an outdoors nursery with a forest school, all staff are required to be outside with the children in all weather conditions. Sometimes overtime is offered to cover holidays/illnesses. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

The Brambles Day Nursery is a new nursery in Taunton working in partnership with the local charity Go Commando. Offering full time childcare for children between the ages of 3 months to 4 years, 50 weeks of the year, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7.45am till 6.00pm, we are based within a purpose-built building, which boast a large garden and we are able offer forest school for the children attending.


The Brambles Day Nursery






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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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