Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Childcare Level 2 Tots and Scholars Nursery and Pre-School

Want a career in childcare? Then look no further than Tots and Scholars Nursery and Pre-School. Here you will be trained to do the role of a qualified practitioner, contributing to a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the care of the setting.

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

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 40 Hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Tots and Scholars Nursery and Pre-School are an outstanding nursery, they offer a unique approach to childcare, combining EYFS with a holistic approach to childcare. As a L2 apprentice some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Team Work
  • Liaise with Parents/carers
  • To contribute to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers
  • Work alongside parents/carers of special needs children to provide full integration in the setting
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding Code of Conduct
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings summer fairs, Christmas party, etc

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Tots and Scholars Nursery and pre school 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 Tots and Scholars 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

Continue with a career 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
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

DBS Required

About the employer

Tots and Scholars Nursery and Preschool is an all inclusive full service child care caring for babies and toddlers aged two to five years. Children are cared for in a nurturing and secure environment and our services are provided all year round.


Tots and Scholars Nursery and Pre-School


The Good Shepherd RC Church

Black Lion Hill, Shenley,


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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 Nov 2023