Early Years Educator Level 2 Apprenticeship - Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School

Are you looking to start your career in the education sector? If you are passionate about early years and education, then this is the role for you. The Early Years Educator develops knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in a childcare setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading childcare provision.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Discuss at interview

  • Working week

    Working week Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 30. Weekly minimum wage £158.40 Wages discussed at interview • Expected duration 18 months • Start date as soon as possible • Advanced Level apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Early Years Educators play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Educator:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

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

Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Safeguarding, protection, and welfare of children
  • Understanding the value of play in early years  

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Early years Educator Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Level 3 early Years Educator in the workforce (Cache - The Early Years Educators)
  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Obtain or have level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
  • Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Woolenwick is an innovative, exciting and inclusive place where we value every individual. At Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, we provide an environment represented by our motto, which underpins everything we do: Learning, Growing and Achieving Together We believe education is a partnership between home and school and our parents and carers are actively involved in all aspects of school life. Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. We understand you want your child to receive the best possible start to their education within a safe and secure environment, giving your child a firm foundation for the start of their learning journey. At Woolenwick, new skills are learned, minds opened, imaginations sparked, discoveries made, potential nurtured and challenges are faced confidently. We provide everyday, real experiences that inspire children’s thinking, making learning memorable.


Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School


Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School

Bridge Road West



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Training provider



Adam Baker


01438 791068

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Download and complete application form and send through to vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk OR Contact vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk Direct and an application form will be emailed through to you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2023