Childcare apprentice - Chapel Lane Pre-School Chapel Lane-Pre-School

You will work five days a week at Chapel Lane Pre-School, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college once a month.

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Closing date: 10 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

    Monday- Friday 8.30am-3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the pre-school
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, apprentices will attend day release
  • Apprenticeships are made up of the Diploma plus Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required) and Paediatric First Aid certificate

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You could progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles. You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and above (Grade Maths 3 and above) Desired

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery. There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.

About the employer

Chapel Lane is a charity run preschool managed by a committee of parents. Our prime location provides extensive opportunities for children to learn, play and explore in the outdoor environment including our allotment area. We are committed to early years education and believe every child should be given the support they need to build strong foundations for future learning. To provide consistent high quality early care and education, striving to make a difference to each child and their families. We will provide a nurturing, forever adapting learning environment, an environment where children can learn as they grow, develop independence and confidence to be ‘school ready learners’. We strive to make their early years journey exciting and fulfilling. Our fantastic highly qualified team have both a wealth of experience in childcare and continually undergo training to ensure we operate to the highest national guidelines. The team is managed by a Level 5 Early Years Practitioner.


Chapel Lane-Pre-School


The Pavilion

Clares Green Rd

Spencers Wood


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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


Nichola Noakes

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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