Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship THE LITTLE BLUE DOOR LIMITED

The Little Blue Door is a vibrant, forward-thinking, and imaginative children’s nursery business based in Chichester. Having just opened a new setting in Westhampnett, this is an exciting opportunity for someone already qualified at early years Level 3 to join our team. You will be working directly with children, skilfully leading day to day practice. So, if you are ambitious, willing and eager to learn, then this could be for you.

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Closing date: 16 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

    The following rotas are available Monday to Friday:- 7.15am-4.30pm and 8.00am-6.00pm. Hours may also vary depending on age and experience.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Your duties will include leading the nursery team in providing a friendly, caring and relaxing environment in order to encourage and develop children in our care
  • To ensure all daily routines are adhered to
  • To settle in new children and provide on-going support, under a key worker system, liaising with parents and maintaining good communications
  • To assist in maintaining a safe, clean and tidy environment
  • To keep abreast of current issues and attend training as necessary
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to and implemented in the setting
  • To respect confidentiality within the setting
  • To communicate with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner
  • To take reasonable care of yourself and others
  • You will also be expected to undertake other reasonable duties as requested by senior staff

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

Your apprenticeship will be delivered by Brighter Horizons Training. As part of this you will be supported with upskilling in English and Maths if you do not already have a GCSE grade 4/C or above. Following successful End Point Assessment, you will be awarded the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship.

Delivery will be through on-line zoom virtual sessions every 4-6 weeks and you will have regular support from your assessor to get you ready for your End Point Assessment.

Upskilling classes for English and Maths are also delivered through zoom.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We support and encourage training and development opportunities, whether that means growing within your current role or taking on additional responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, natural affinity with children, self-motivated, professional


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E) Essential

About the employer

The Little Blue Door is children’s nursery business based in Chichester. We provide nurturing and high-quality childcare from 3 months to 5 years across four separate rooms, each tailored to the age of the children. Our ethos of 'developing little minds' is at the heart of everything we do - from our high-quality facilities and outdoor garden that everyone can enjoy to home cooked food and varied activities, including weekly Forest School and regular exciting day trips. All creating wonderful memories and stimulating opportunities for our children.




Hadrian Drive



PO18 0FP

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Training provider



Tracey Grant


Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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