Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Apples & Pears Private Day Nursery

A fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in the world of child care. Offering a vibrant working atmosphere with passionate owners, this is a great chance to work with children and make a difference. You will receive an Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Qualification.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 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

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed during interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • Assisting with the full care of children i.e. ensuring that their physical needs (food and personal hygiene) are met
  • Assisting with safe, creative, appropriate play opportunities, preparing activities through / within a stimulating environment
  • To be aware of responsibilities in respect of promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, and work alongside others to ensure that this is achieved
  • Assisting with the provision of healthy / nutritional snacks and meals
  • Assisting the Room Supervisor with daily record keeping
  • Observation and assessment of key children, once delegated
  • Administering First Aid, as appropriate
  • Attend / undertake training, as appropriate
  • Carry out responsibilities and activities within an equal opportunities framework
  • Work within the settings Policies and Procedures
  • To be coherent with the EYFS and work with Supervisors, Management and others to ensure fully adhered to
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full-time position at the setting and pathways for continuous professional development may be available for staff with potential of a full-time position and growing responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Desired

About the employer

Since July 2004, Apples and Pears Private Day Nursery have been dedicated to providing outstanding childcare to children living in Cheshire East, including those of Sandbach, Alsager and Congleton. Set alongside an idyllic Cheshire working farm in Smallwood and only 2 miles away from Junction 17 of the M6 (Sandbach/Congleton), we pride ourselves in providing children with a unique nursery experience. Our outstanding nursery provides a safe and secure environment with the addition of animals, meadows, and fresh country air. Here at Apples and Pears, we understand the important balance between the health, happiness and education of your child’s early years. Our enthusiastic team are passionate about providing a fun and engaging environment in which your child will thrive.


Apples & Pears Private Day Nursery





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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


Maxim Business Training



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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