Early Years Childcare Practitioner Apprentice PARKLAND PARTNERSHIP

We are looking to recruit, and expectations are always high so please only apply if you are passionate about working with children and want to be part of a hard working, fun and caring team. Duties will include helping the room leader and nursery practitioners with ideas for in the moment planning using the observations.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Hours vary between 08:00am - 06:00pm Monday - Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To make observations on all the children in your room
  • To help the room leader and nursery practitioners with ideas for in-the-moment planning using the observations
  • Eventually, have a key group of children and keep a record of their development and any work they have done
  • To be aware of safeguarding issues and report any concerns to the safeguarding officer
  • To ensure there are stimulating activities out for the children to access
  • To be aware of health and safety issues within the nursery and report any issues to management
  • To attend all staff meetings and nursery events inside and outside of nursery hours
  • To be aware of all children’s needs within the nursery i.e. dietary requirements/ allergies/ who is allowed to collect each child
  • To form a good relationship with parents and hand over messages professionally
  • Take part in daily tasks such as tea, snack, daily books, singing songs, set up of a room
  • General cleaning
  • Produce displays
  • Any other business that the management team requests to ensure a smooth running of the early year’s settings day

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

You will be working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.  Training will be delivered on the job and by regular visits from one of our development coaches at The Learning Foundry with monthly online workshops. Training will also include Functional Skills in maths and English. 

Candidates may also be required to attend the city centre campus for additional support if needed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of advanced level apprenticeship and progression in the business. This opportunity will provide the right person with excellent skills for future opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C /4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C /4) Desired

About the employer

Bees Knees Nursery (AKA Parkland Partnership) and Preschool is conveniently located for busy parents – we are situated in the centre of Bootle, close to the Strand Shopping Centre and near to bus and train routes. We are particularly proud of out IT suite for pre-school children, with lap tops and games to help develop IT skills even before school starts!




20 Park Street


L20 3DG

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Training provider



Holly Smith



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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