If you are looking for a career working with children in the early years then this apprenticeship is a brilliant opportunity to do so. In this role you will be assisting children in their everyday care such as engaging them in activities, maintaining learning diaries, changing nappies and getting children ready for mealtimes, etc.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly Wage: £ 5.50 Weekly Wage: £165 Pay will increase with time.

  • Working week

    Hours - 30 hours a week spread between 3-4 days. Working days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday. Working hours: From 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Break: 20 minutes.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To deliver high standard of learning development and care for children aged between 0 and 5 years old.

  • To ensure that the childminding setting is a safe, caring, stimulating and educational environment both indoors and outdoors at all the times.

  • To complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship.

  • To deliver EYFS curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.

  • To understand and work towards policies and procedures.

  • To plan activities and ensure records are properly maintained.

  • To be able to work in a partnership with parents and other staff or professionals.

  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed.

  • To maintain the environment indoor / outdoor safe and clean.

The training you will be getting

L2 Early Years Apprenticeship.

You will be supported by an Apprentice Trainer at City of Bristol College to achieve the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. Alongside the trainer, you will build a portfolio of knowledge, skills and behaviours ready to undertake the end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship. You will be required to achieve an Early Years Practitioner Level 2 qualification at the end of the course.

This apprenticeship is supported within the work place, and so you will spend at least 20% of your time in off the job training. This could include your own research and self-study, work shadowing, and company training. There may be some time required in college for any exams.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Part or full-time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Good sense of humor, Able to perform under stress, Flexible, Reliable, Enthusiastic


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

Things to consider

Clear DBS. Will be required undertake Paediatric First Aid training, Safeguarding and Child protection training. You won't be able to use any electronic devices of your own while at work only at break time.

About the employer

Happy Cheeks Childminding is a small family run setting providing childcare for children of different ages from 1 year to 5 years of age in a safe and happy environment.






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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


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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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