Pixieland are looking for apprentices for their branch in Stoke. Pixieland understand the importance of ensuring children are happy, secure and stimulated in their early years learning. You will be supporting and caring for children during a busy nursery environment throughout the week with varying ages whilst working towards your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 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 to Friday, between the times of 7.30am - 6.00pm. Times may vary.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planning activities with a willingness to engage in arts, crafts and messy play
  • Supporting children with personal care
  • Encouraging and promoting children’s development, tracking progress in an individualised record keeping log
  • Interact and engage with parents, ensuring they have all information on their child's day
  • Engage in enriching outdoor activities
  • Comply with all health and safety policies
  • General housekeeping to include keeping the nursery clean and tidy

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to gain permanent employment within the setting
  • Potential to progress onto achieving the Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

The Pixieland group offer quality childcare in the Plymouth and Cornwall. They have been established and trading for over 31 years and have four nurseries in the Pixieland group. At all Pixieland nurseries they understand the importance of ensuring the children are happy, secure and stimulated. Pixieland offer maximum opportunity for development as a whole child - encouraging children to play, learn and respect one another and themselves. The management team are highly qualified with level 4 and BA Hons degrees and Early Years Professional Status. The staff have NVQ2 childcare and education, Early Years Educators qualifications including first aid, manual handling safeguarding and everything else needed to keep your child safe. They also have a wealth of experience in childcare.




Pixieland Day Nurseries

10 Springfield Drive Stoke,



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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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