Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice CRAZY CRACKERS LTD

Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children in your care. You will work towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Working Week Monday to Friday 22.5 hours per week term time, plus college hours. School Holidays will be 30 hours per week plus any extra to make up from term time. Working Hours are 7.45am till 9am and 2.45pm till 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Crazy Crackers is a well-established, busy Out of School Club, providing care for children aged 3-12.

Main duties will include:

  • Ensure that the provision complies with the requirements set out by Ofsted.
  • Ensuring the delivery of the E.Y.F.S for younger children, and appropriate care and creative play opportunities, for all children, in a safe and caring environment.
  • Providing full care for children: facilitation of toilet needs/changing, providing food and refreshments.
  • Meeting the needs of all children attending the setting.
  • The planning and preparing of activities.
  • Record keeping and safety checks.
  • Administering first aid and medication once qualified to do so.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Working alongside and with other members of the team.
  • Engaging in training and development as required.
  • Working within agreed Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain the care of equipment.
  • Involvement in Key Worker systems, including observations of children.
  • Collection and delivery of children to and from school.
  • Communicating with parents and other organisations.
  • Any other tasks, as agreed, to ensure the continuous provision of high-quality childcare.
  • Light cleaning duties, preparing of snacks etc.

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

The apprentice will undertake weekly day release at Blackburn College, working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. 

Functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potentially ongoing employment following completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

Crazy Crackers is a well-established, busy Out of School Club, providing care for children aged 3-12.




York Lane




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Training provider





01254 292500

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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