This is a fantastic opportunity to join this well-established group of nurseries which offers great career progression opportunities as well as the chance to make a great impact on young children’s lives.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main duties to include: 

  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety are promoted 
  • To give support to other members throughout the nursery 
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Under supervision and with support, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding 
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • To attend team meetings and imputing ideas
  • To be a part of a friendly team of educators 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship learning to take place in the workplace
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate. The right candidate could become a permanent member of staff once the apprenticeship is completed and progress onto a level 3 qualification and a more senior role. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 4 and above) Desired

Things to consider

Working in a nursery involves spending long hours on your feet. The role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

About the employer

Fisherfield Childcare is a leading Early Years childcare provider, offering first-class care and education. Fisherfield has seven nurseries’ in total and all have been graded good at Ofsted, At Fisherfield Childcare we understand the needs of busy parents and appreciate your priority to provide the best care setting for your child at our children’s nurseries. We are proud and honoured to have cared for over 8,000 children since 1996.




Edinburgh Way


OL11 2PD

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Training provider


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


Nathan Finn


01706 631417

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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