Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Kaleidoscope Nursery, Sherbourne KALEIDOSCOPE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Kaleidoscope Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to make the most of this wonderful opportunity, there are plenty of skills and lots of experience to be gained for the right candidate. You will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our new apprentice will be responsible for the day to day care of individuals and groups of children.

You will undertake all aspects of childcare including:

  • Personal care needs
  • Planning activities to support children’s education
  • Cleaning and preparing play and eating areas
  • Developing staff and parent relationships

You will need to work well individually and be able to follow instructions as well as use your own initiative.

You will need to be capable of learning on the job and showing that you have learnt tasks by carrying them out independently, when trained.

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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 & Professional Discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Flexible, A positive, friendly attitude


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Kaleidoscope Nursery is an established childcare provision in the heart of Sherborne, accepting children from birth to 5 years of age. The Nursery was founded in 2005 and relocated in September 2010 to a purpose-designed building in a quiet area within the new Sherborne Business Centre.




Sherbourne Business Centre

East Mill Lane



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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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