Early Years Practitioner Apprentice (Nursery) MONKTON INFANT SCHOOL

To work in a nursery with children aged 2-4 years old and an infant school with children aged 4-7 years old, helping their learning and development through simple tasks and activities. Working with the Nursery/ school staff to ensure the children are safe and happy in their learning every day.

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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 – Friday during term time only 8-4pm each day Lunch break 11.45 – 12.20pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working in the Nursery (on a separate site to main school) with children aged 2-4 years old.
  • To support the staff with setting up the nursery in the morning/ clearing away at the end of the sessions e.g. sorting paints/ sharpening pencils/ washing brushes/ filling sand & water trays/ tidying resources.
  • Working with children to encourage independence in simple tasks – e.g. putting on coats/ shoes/ aprons/ toileting.
  • Talking to children to support development of early language skills/ reading stories/ sharing play activities – indoor and outdoor.
  • Some of the day may also be spent at the main school working with older children (4-7 years old) supporting teachers/ preparing resources.

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

Full Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard L2

All training to take place at the employer's premises.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Although we cannot guarantee a permanent job on completion of the apprenticeship; we endeavour to provide the best training opportunity with support from experienced staff to ensure the successful applicant has the best chance to start their professional career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidence, Commitment to the role


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

Things to consider

The work will be inside the nursery and outdoors (even in the winter) There is a Staff Code of Conduct to follow – long hair must be tied up/ no false nails/ smart clothes to be worn at all times On occasion, there will be the requirement to clean up bodily fluids (these are young children)

About the employer

We are a two-form entry school with a separate Nursery unit on a different site, we cater for children aged 2-7years old. In our latest OFSTED inspection we were rated as Good.







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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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