Early Years Apprentice My Little Explorers Forest Nursery

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly nursery in Romsey, Hampshire is looking for L2 Early Years Apprentices to join their team. Work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    35 hrs paid per week (Monday to Friday)- Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Being aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Completing all work to desired timescales as set by Showcase Tutor

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

  • Early years practitioner Level 2
  • NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
    Functional Skills: maths and English (Unless exempt)

Training completed via work based visits at the nursery and 3.5 hour study time provided for coursework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once completing your Level 2  apprenticeship you may be offered a full time position and further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. Also, as the role is at a Forest School there will be a fair amount of working outdoors involved. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact James on 07715 658042

About the employer

At our Forest School kindergarten and nursery settings children are inspired in a natural environment through positive experiences. They learn without realising. We encourage them to take risks and explore which helps them build confidence and self-esteem. Our Forest School kindergarten and nursery are a wonderful outdoor alternative to traditional indoor nurseries and pre-schools. Both settings are secure natural spaces where children can develop their imagination, take risks and build on social skills. With the support of Early Years and Forest School practitioners children learn in a natural environment and they have the freedom and space to be themselves – to run and hide, climb and build dens, tell stories and cook on the campfire. Every day is different as our outdoor settings change from season to season creating new learning opportunities.


My Little Explorers Forest Nursery





SO51 9LN

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Training provider



James Sproat



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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