Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprentice - Kingsbury Little Explorers Nursery

Little Explorers Nursery is a small and friendly working environment, looking to extend their team with 2 apprentices. This role will include helping each child aged between twelve months to four years meet their full potential, academically, socially and emotionally. You will also be offered 28 days holiday.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 per hour.

  • Working week

    This role is 30 hours per week on a rota. Open 51 weeks of the year, hours are between 8am to 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

At Little Explorers Nursery they believe that if children feel happy and secure they will learn and grow as individuals. As a Level 2 apprentice, your responsibilities will be:

  • To care for and educate the children for whom you are responsible.To be responsible for the Welfare and Health and Safety of all the children who attend.
  • To keep and maintain accurate records as required by SMT including registers, child development profiles, learning journeys and weekly records.
  • To work as part of the team in delivering the ethos, values and overall principals of the Nursery.
  • To ensure that customer care is a high priority to lead by example establishing and maintaining professional relationships with customers.
  • To be fully conversant with all company policies, procedures and the EYFS.
  • To be an active member of a team, involved in planning and implementing a suitable range of activities for the children in your care.

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Little Explorers Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification
Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Little Explorers Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further careers in Early Years.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

DBS required on update service. Parking spaces available onsite. Close to Kingsbury Train Station and bus stops.

About the employer

We are proud to have created a caring and stimulating environment where children can learn in a fun and imaginative way. Our qualified and experienced staff teams plan the warm and welcoming environments which provide the experiences from which children learn.


Little Explorers Nursery


Hay Lane




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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jan 2024