Ref: CC47 Early Years Apprentice at A-Star Pre-School A-STARS PRE-SCHOOL LTD

Supporting child development, safeguarding, protection and welfare, health and safety of babies and young children, responsibilities of the early years practitioner, planning and delivering activities and purposeful play, partnership working.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role will be paid at the national minimum wage for apprentices rate: £5.28 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm (subject to change if rota requires it).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • To care for and enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day to day running of the nursery

Responsible to:

  • The Management Team

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide and maintain a high-quality service to children and their families working as part of a staff team to meet children’s individual needs

Children and Families:

  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and families
  • To use skilful interaction strategies within teachable moments with children to extend their learning
  • To assist with the planning and delivery of a wide range of opportunities to meet children’s needs
  • To work within the EYFS Statutory Framework and Ofsted Early Years Inspection Framework and promote high standards of care for the children
  • Personal care such as nappy changes are all staff members responsibilities
  • If applicable, to assume responsibility for key children and ensure their developmental needs are met, accurately recorded, and learning diaries are kept up to date
  • To maintain a child-centred environment by observing and reviewing resources and room lay out with the team. Displays are kept relevant to children and families’ interests
  • To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting, using the development plan
  • To always maintain the children’s safety and wellbeing during attendance at the setting and on trips
  •  To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the Manager or safeguarding leader
  • To ensure good communication between staff and parent’s/carers


  • To work as a positive role model and member of the staff team
  • To attend staff meetings, supervision and appraisals and relevant identified training


  • To always work within policies and procedures and support staff to adhere to them
  • To keep records as required
  • To contribute to any quality assurance programmes such as Bristol Standard or Early Years Nutrition Partnership
  • To maintain positive working relationships with relevant internal and external professionals
  • To support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity
  • To always represent the setting professionally, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Management team
  • To take part in supervisions, reflecting on your own well-being and mental health and to seek support from management when required

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:

  • This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training
  • You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, First aid certificate, Punctual, Sense of humour


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x 2 (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 (A*-D)) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

We are a private day nursery set in the Pemberton area of Wigan not far from junction 26 of the M6 motorway. We have places for 38 children per typical day spread over three rooms of differing age ranges. At A-Stars Early Education, we provide a holistic, nurturing and nourishing environment where the children are at the heart of our approach. We deliver carefully planned, child-centred learning experiences that exceed much more than the four walls that surround us. We are big believers that learning indoors and outdoors has the best impact on development! We feel that positive, personal well-being is an important factor in learning and development. With this in mind, we aim to support, promote and provide for positive well-being in any way we can. We have an open-door policy. We have a well-educated team that thrive upon specific teaching, learning and development for all. Positive and caring relationships based on trust and respect are at the heart of our philosophy. We understand how important it is that children develop the best foundations for learning in their early years. Our curriculum enables learning by enhancing, engaging and embracing children’s interests. However, most of all we like to ensure that children have fun, get messy and enjoy!




36 Manse Avenue




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Training provider



Charlotte Ward

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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