Early years Practitioner apprentice TINA'S TOTS LTD

This opportunity is to work alongside experienced members of staff while learning to provide care for the children. You will receive full support of your apprenticeship training and any chance for internal opportunities.

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Closing date: 23 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 - Friday, variable hours, between 30 and 40 hours a week, no later than 6.00pm, with only the odd weekend for events.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Care for the needs of children aged between 6 months to 5 years old
  • Guide, teach, extend and develop play and learning for children
  • Help to provide a suitable, stimulating and purposeful indoor and outdoor environment
  • Provide activities that are engaging, purposeful and fun for children
  • Clean and maintain room and resources
  • Provide intimate care for children, assisting with changing clothes, feeding, changing nappies, wiping noises etc.
  • Follow policies and procedures set by the nursery
  • Use Tapestry to complete care diaries and observations
  • Attend out of hours Events relating to the nursery such as summer fair, Christmas fair, fundraisers etc
  • Ensure all children are recorded as arrived within the room and the numbers are kept updated according to children inside, outside or leaving the building
  • Engage in our deeper knowledge programme for apprentices
  • Adhere to the staff code of conduct e.g. punctuality, uniform, presentation, respect and professionalism

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

The Level 2 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the working within the early years sector.

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor.

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey.

The Apprenticeship framework comprises of:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

End point assessment:

  • Multiple choice exam
  • Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Continue to progress through the career ladder from L2 to L3
  • In house promotions such as assistant room leader or room leader
  • Specialised job positions such as SENCO assistant, 1:1 practitioner, first aid lead, health and safety, key worker
  • Opportunities to experience the younger or older children dependant on where first placed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

1 hour unpaid lunch break, 1 day per week for study, 5 paid training days per year with in depth training on safeguarding, learning and development, 1 day per month to attend collage, DBS required.

About the employer

We promote respect, understanding, equality and diversity for all, and use Makaton and pecs as others forms of communication within both rooms. We encourage children to build positive relationships and become confident social individuals. Children are supported to work alongside their peers, gaining independence, confidence and develop their ability to explore.







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Training provider



Leeds City College - Apprenticeship Team



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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