This is your opportunity to join an outstanding team of dedicated, professional practitioners. During the apprenticeship you will work alongside staff who are passionate and enthusiastic about their roles, giving you the opportunity to develop valuable skills and knowledge. You will ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW) of £5.28 came into effect, on 1st April 2023.

    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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. One day per week is required to attend with the Training Provider. This may increase to 2 days per week if Functional Skills are required. Total hours per week: 30.00

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • To ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which support all aspects and components of the EYFS curriculum
  • Promote and facilitate partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Ensure the effective implementation of key person procedures within their rooms and to be a key person carrying out all related responsibilities in building relationships with a small group of children and their families

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

  • The full standard for the Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) will be completed in a timely manner, where observations and a series of assessments will take place - arranged by your assessor in the workplace
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • For students who require support with English and maths, we offer both Functional Skills and GCSEs to help boost your current grade, if required
  • 20% off-the-job training is arranged which the employer, whether that be 1 days release to our training centre or during work place visits or block release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are an Ofsted outstanding setting. Continuous professional development is very important to us, and we hope to recruit assertive, professional, confident individuals to join our outstanding team. If you feel you have these qualities, please apply.

The prospects for committed individuals are fantastic.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Honest, Reliable, Good level of attendance, Time keeping, Keen to learn and develop


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or Level 2 FS) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or Level 2 FS) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Caring for Children (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working with children is rewarding & challenging, and it requires complete dedication. Hours can be long, but the prospects for developing personal and professional skills are available for the successful candidates. Work is both in and outdoors, in all weather, in the community, providing little people with inspiring, creative opportunities, whilst having fun. This role will involve working with children/young people so a DBS check will need to be completed.

About the employer

Graded outstanding at our most recent inspection, Ofsted described the leadership as ‘inspirational’ and stated ‘there is meticulous focus on self-evaluation in the pursuit of excellence. We aim to provide a secure and caring environment where children can experience a wide variety of activities and facilitate social interaction with peers and adults. We work within each child’s developmental stage and capabilities and always positively support children’s learning in all areas of development to enable them to become independent, confident, school-ready individuals.




2 Munro Street


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Training provider



Liam Lambert


01785 815115

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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