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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

    Monday to Friday, Shifts between 8am and 6pm

    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 have a full understanding of their responsibility with regard to safeguarding children.
  • To be willing to obtain an appropriate First Aid Certificate.
  • To plan, resource and operate an environment that promotes appropriate learning through play within the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 Framework.
  • To treat all children individually.
  • To help create a secure and consistent atmosphere within the nursery in which the children can flourish happily.
  • To be flexible and willing to work with all age groups in the nursery when necessary predominantly working with 0-4 year olds.
  • To work as part of a team, having a professional attitude towards all colleagues.
    To have a good working knowledge of all nursery policies and procedures.
  • To use initiative when appropriate.
  • To keep up to date with current best practice and be willing to attend training courses.
  • To adhere to the nursery dress code at all times.
  • To attend all staff meetings.
  • To be punctual, reliable, honest and trust worthy.
  • To supervise children at mealtimes and to promote healthy habits.
  • To liaise with parents in a friendly and professional manner.

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 assessors at The Learning Foundry with monthly online workshops. 
  • 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, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the industry, the successful candidate will need to complete a DBS check before they can be offered a start date with the business. This apprenticeship opportunity is being managed by The Learning Foundry. As part of the initial process, we may contact by the details provided on your application which include telephone number, mobile number, and email address. Before submitting your application, please check your spelling, punctuation and ensure you have included as much information as possible. This includes when providing your answers to the employer questions. If you provide a good quality answer, this can improve your chances of your application moving forward to the next stage.

About the employer

Kids in Bloom, Northwood Nursery first opened its doors in 2011. A place where learning is fun in a safe and stimulating environment. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable nursery where children thrive as they learn. We create a wonderful day care environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.




Northwood Primary School

Roughwood Drive


L33 8XE

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Training provider



Tammy Timmins


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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