Nursery Practitioner Apprentice Level 2 CAROUSEL DAY NURSERY & PRE-SCHOOL LTD

Apprentice required to fulfil role of nursery practitioner in very popular children’s day nursery & pre-school in Billericay. Nursery practitioner will support with caring for and educating children across the different age ranges in the nursery. Learner will complete Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 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

    Across 5 days, rotating shift (7.00am - 4.00pm, 8.00am - 5.00pm, 9.00am - 6.00pm, 10.00am - 7.00pm)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Primarily the apprentice will be spending time with young children ranging from 3 months to 5 years
  • Supporting and caring for them, interacting with them and educating them according to our curriculum
  • The role will also involve some food preparation and helping to feed children, cleaning/tidying room as required, changing nappies and helping with toileting (after DBS check completed)
  • The apprentice will accompany colleague on outings with the children, and dependant on their ability will be given key children to track the development of, which will involve doing observations of the children and completing paperwork

The training you will be getting

  • This apprenticeship is work-based and therefore training will take place at the workplace
  • The successful candidate will have gained a Early Years Practitoner Level 2 Apprenticeship after successful completion
  • Functional Skills English and maths will also be completed if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The applicant would be expected to remain in our employment for at least one year
  • After spending time as a floating member of staff, there may be options for a good nursery practitioner to be promoted to the role of room assistant, should a position become available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Friendly / Approachable, Motivated


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

Things to consider

Any training and staff meetings (fairly infrequent) have to be conducted outside of working hours (weekends or after 7pm) and all staff are expected to attend.

About the employer

We are a family run business that has been established for thirty years. We are a kind and fair management team, but we have very high standards and expect all of our staff to be committed to delivering the best possible care and education to the children we look after. There are two nursery directors, one manager and one deputy manager. There are 12 members of staff caring for 31 children each day across four rooms. We have our own outside space and take the children out on walks in the local community, sometimes to the local high street. We are situated in a quiet residential area and there is free parking available. We are on a bus route and are approximately 15mins walk from Billericay train station.






CM11 2HH

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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


Elizabeth Richards


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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