Early Years Practitioner Apprentice level 2 - Bloxwich Kangaroo Pouch

Want to earn and learn? Start your early years career with this fantastic opportunity with Kangaroo Pouch working in a day nursery environment caring for children 0 - 5 years. You will be supporting children's learning and development through play and activities. A great role with lots of opportunities for development.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Open Monday - Friday, shift times and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Kangaroo Pouch aims to deliver childcare that is designed to help your child develop through the important formative years of their life, giving them an excellent foundation on which to build upon when they move on to school.

We offer a wide range of opportunities for a career in childcare. Our staff benefit from working in well-equipped, friendly settings, with plenty of opportunity for career advancement and development at personal and professional levels.

Duties include:

  • Support qualified members of staff to deliver activities and learning
  • Support children with their learning and development and maintain accurate records of observations
  • Follow policies and procedure as set out by the company
  • Food hygiene
  • Nappy changing
  • Maintain confidentiality

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

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Kangaroo Pouch will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through Kangaroo Pouch’s dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To develop and progress within the setting
  • Chance to progress to Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Will require a DBS

About the employer

Kangaroo Pouch Bloxwich is a 49 place children’s day nursery, opened in October 2017. The setting was the former Bloxwich West Children’s Centre, which was acquired by Kangaroo Pouch in early 2017, keeping a valuable asset for the community open for business. At Kangaroo Pouch Bloxwich, we provide full day care as well as morning and afternoon sessions. We also provide funded sessions, including 30 hours funding for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.


Kangaroo Pouch


Mossley Lane



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2023