Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship CLARENCE HOUSE DAY NURSERIES LTD

We are currently looking to recruit new apprentices at our Early Years Nurseries, based in Cambridge, Ely and Papworth Evered.You really can make a difference to the lives of children and their families, if you can do this come and join us.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2024

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

    4 days at work 8.30am-5.30pm, breaks, and 1 day at college for day release training.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Tasks and Training details

Describe what an average day or week will be like and what tasks the apprentice could be doing.

  • With close mentoring support, the apprentice will be part of a team to ensure that the physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care provided to children in your charge is of the highest standard working to the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the nursery in which you work
  • To work closely as a team with all other staff at Clarence House Day Nurseries Ltd to enable the whole setting to deliver a high-quality curriculum and to ensure a warm, friendly, and caring ethos
  • To liaise with parents, carers, and other childcare professionals providing information as appropriate under the guidance of the Nursery Manage
  • To provide information about the nursery service for new parents in meetings at the nursery or visiting them at home
  • To safeguard children

The training you will be getting

You will achieve an Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship level 2 via first-hand experience, knowledge of working in an early years setting, putting into place the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into practice, adhering to policies and procedures.

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace Eary Years skills competence.

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, including Paediatric First Aid award as part of Apprenticeship and English & maths, if required.

The knowledge side would be provided via an online portal VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), and assignments/ evidence of work/ portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

You will be working in the nursery 4 days a week with 1 day a week at Cambridge Regional College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship could lead to a permanent full time Nursery Nurse role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

The possible applicants if appropriate could be offered the level 3 Apprenticeship in Early Years Educator. Carrying children, some lifting - working with young children is a challenging and an extremely rewarding and satisfying job.

About the employer

A friendly and supportive place to work and train. We are a premium nursery group that provides quality childcare throughout Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. Our passionate and experienced childcare teams have been providing excellent quality childcare since 2003.




183 High Barns



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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