Apprentice Early Years Practitioner THE OLD CO-OP DAY NURSERY LTD

At The Old Co-operative Day Nursery, we are looking to recruit and fun and enthusiastic individual with a genuine love for children to join our team. Applicants must be upbeat and keen to learn. The person we are looking for must be approachable, caring and have a passion for working with children.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 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 - Friday 7.30am - 5.00pm. 1 x Hour unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment,
    both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure The Old Co-operative meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work to Old Co-operative Day Nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the
    early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance
    register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the
    nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement.
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and
    review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in
    accordance with The Old Co-operative aims and objective

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

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2
    qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1
    functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice
  • The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training
  • On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After achieving a level 2 , you may wish to go onto a level three.
Some of our apprentices have gone on to do:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Social worker
  • Childrens Travel agent
  • Family solicitors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Can you arrive at the nursery location in time for a 7am start? Have you checked your travel to work arrangements?

About the employer

We are a friendly and independent nursery with a real family atmosphere set in the small village of Gotham, just south of Nottingham. We have an Outstanding Ofsted rating. The Nursery premises are spacious, light and bright with designated rooms for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School, we also have our Before and After School Club, The Batcave.







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Training provider



Ellie Griffin

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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