Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - level 2 Childcare in Norbury Playhouse Montessori

Do you want to progress in early years? Apprentices play a crucial part in supporting delivery of welfare and care in early years. Supported by a qualified early years educator, you will interact and work with the children on a day-to-day basis, supporting planning and delivery of play activities.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    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

    Open Monday - Friday, shift times and days to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Playhouse Montessori are looking for a passionate, dedicated apprentice to come and join our experienced and qualified team.
The apprenticeship will cover all aspects of early years and you will be expected to:

  • Supervise and watch over Children - Nursery assistants are in charge of providing a safe childcare environment. Whether the children are playing, eating, or sleeping, nursery assistants keep a close watch to prevent accidents or injuries this requires a high level of concentration and been alert to any situation
  • Plan Daily Activities - Beyond safety, nursery assistants also maintain a fun and educational environment for children under their care. They work closely with their directors and supervisors to develop engaging activities. If the nursery assistant also cares for children with disabilities, they adapt these programs as needed to help everyone feel included
  • Understand the importance of Compliance - To meet a child’s needs no matter who is on duty

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

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Playhouse Montessori will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required
  • This will be delivered through Playhouse Montessori's dedicated training provider, Realise
  • Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to be kept on as permanent staff member

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process. Parking available. 28 days holiday. The nursery is situated in a quiet residential area with ample parking, access to bus routes and within walking distance to Norbury station and bus ride from Thornton Heath station.

About the employer

Playhouse Montessori is a well established family run business founded in October 2006. We provide a good quality of childcare and early learning opportunities for children aged 0-5 years old in a secure, stimulating, creative, caring and happy environment.


Playhouse Montessori


1A Dunbar Ave


SW16 4SB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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: 30 Jun 2023