Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship SCHOOLHOUSE DAYCARE

School House, Guilsborough are keen to recruit a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprentice with an immediate start. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established nursery that is OFSTED rated GOOD, and are supportive to their apprentices in developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to progress in an Early Years setting.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

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, 4 days per week. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 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

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents, and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded, and report any child protection concerns to the person in charge
  • Carry out self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting
  • Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs
  • Contribute to the planning and organisation of activities and children's individual experiences, which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices complete the BTEC Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners, delivered as work based learning by an appointed Skills Coach who works with the Apprentice and the employer to plan and review work to be completed towards the qualification
  • Apprentices get 6 off-the-job hours in which to complete work required, within their working week
  • There is an additional opportunity to complete maths and English qualifications up to Level 2 via online sessions

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful candidates may be considered for progression vacancies on completion of this apprenticeship with this nursery, as available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This vacancy will be withdrawn on placement of an apprentice, the employer is keen to find the right candidate as soon as possible.

About the employer

School House Daycare is a charity-operated institution. We pride ourselves on providing quality education and childcare services to hone the skills and interests of every child. To track their progress, our school presents yearly reports to parents so they can see their child's achievement's.




1 Old House Cottage

The Green, Guilsborough



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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


Dawn Greenwood


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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