Level 2 Childcare Apprentice PIXIELAND (SOUTH WEST) LIMITED

Pixieland Day Nursery in Stoke, is looking for level 2 apprentices to join their vibrant and enthusiastic team. The Apprentice’s Role. Pixieland Day Nursery, in Stoke, have a fantastic opportunity for a level 2 apprentice to join their experienced team and to develop their career in childcare.

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Closing date: 13 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 Hours: Typical hours are 35-40 hours per week, Monday - Friday between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm. Holiday: 20-28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice’s Role:

Pixieland Day Nursery, in Stoke, have a fantastic opportunity for a Level 2 apprentice to join their experienced team and to develop their career in childcare.

The right candidates must be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

They will carry out many tasks such as:

  • Supervising children’s play time
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities
  • Keeping and updating records

They will be working with a qualified team where they will be helping to maintain the high standards required for this position. They will also be required to attend staff meetings where they learn about the processes and procedures they will be following for this position.

They will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and must follow the company's procedures including health and safety in the workplace, as well as making sure that all play equipment and books are put away at the end of the day.

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

The Apprenticeship in Childcare includes:

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard.

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (9-4)) Desired

About the employer

Pixieland Day Nursery has been established for over 25 years and they have 4 nurseries in the Pixieland chain. At Pixieland nurseries they follow a professional approach towards learning and development. They promote a friendly environment for the children to learn and play in, and teach them to respect each other as well as themselves, whilst having fun at the same time. The experienced management team at Pixieland are highly qualified including level 4, BA honours degrees and Early Years Foundation Status amongst their qualifications. They also have a wealth of experience in their members of staff. They are open 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays, and make sure they go out of their way to accommodate busy parents who both work by opening at 7am in the mornings and closing at 6.30pm evenings. They have four centres in and around the Plymouth area, where they have built up great relationships with very loyal customers and prepared many children for their first steps into school. Past Apprentices: Pixieland Day Nursery have supported many apprentices in the last 10 years and currently have apprentices with them. They have all completed their level 2 qualifications and have progressed on to the advanced level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff training and development and are currently looking for an additional apprentice to join their hard working experienced working team.




Pixieland Day Nurseries

10 Springfield Drive Stoke,



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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