Early Years Practitioner Apprentice CAROUSEL DAY NURSERY & PRE-SCHOOL LTD

Opportunity to join a wonderful team supporting children aged 3 months to 5 years in a family-run children's day nursery that has been established for over 30 years. The successful applicant will be dedicated to working with children and will enjoy working across the different age groups, helping the children to learn through purposeful play.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    £500 starting bonus upon successful completion of 3 month probation, to be repaid if the candidate leaves our employment within first two years. Christmas bonus scheme

    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 to Friday, shifts, no weekend or evening work (excluding first aid training if applicable)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Welcoming children into the nursery and settling them into their room
  • Assisting with care routines such as feeding, changing, toileting, cleaning etc
  • Engaging with the children through purposeful play in order to help them meet developmental milestones
  • Helping team members with nursery duties such as laundry, tidying up, organising room, cleaning surfaces etc
  • Giving parents a verbal or written handover at the end of the child's day

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Training will take place on site at the nursery
  • 6 hours given for training per week - to be organised according to nursery shift rota and schedules. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Room assistant
  • Room leader
  • There are management opportunities within the early years sector for candidates who have the necessary skills for this kind of role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Looking after children is a physically difficult job, involving physical care duties and lots of energy for playing. A lot of time will be spent on the floor playing with the children. The successful candidate needs to have the energy and physical capability to do the job well.

About the employer

A family run children's day nursery that has been established for 30 years. We are committed to providing the best quality care and education for children aged 0-5. We have a team of 11 staff and a management team consisting of one deputy, one manager and two directors. The nursery cares for 31 children every day, across four rooms.






CM11 2HH


Katharine Dilworth



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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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