Apprentice Early Years Practitioner - Little Buttons Nursery LITTLE BUTTONS (CHURWELL) LTD

An apprenticeship vacancy has arisen in Little Buttons Nursery. Are you looking for a career in childcare? Are you able to commute to the employer’s location? You will be following appropriate policies, procedures and systems, ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met.

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Closing date: 11 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 - Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems, ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are always met
  • To become involved in children’s activities to stimulate and extend their learning
  • To demonstrate sensitivity towards the children and families within the facility
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise and report any necessary matters
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the management team
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position and requested by the management team

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • For the successful candidate, there is the opportunity of ongoing employment and progression onto the Early Years Educator Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C or 4+) desirable) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C or 4+) desirable) Desired

About the employer

Little Buttons Nursery is a family run Ofsted Outstanding children’s nursery located in the village of Churwell, Leeds. We have been open for more than 10 years. We offer a friendly and caring environment in a lovely setting where children learn through play. We carefully plan activities that are personal to each child in their developmental stage and meet the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.







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Training provider



Bobbie Durant


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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