Ref: CC08 Early Years Apprentice level 2 or 3 at Gelston Manor Day Nursery Gelston Manor Day Nursery

Be a part of the nursery team and learn and work alongside practitioners, follow the routines of the nursery day and understand how to plan in the moment and cater for the children’s needs, interests, learning and development. Learn how to use the nursery curriculum and assessment process to understand areas of development to support.

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Closing date: 01 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 to Friday 8:30am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To acquire skills to understand children in nursery, plan for their learning needs and future development. Provide a safe, high-quality education and become part of team working alongside trained professionals.
Main duties and responsibilities:
1. Develop a partnership between you, the staff in the classroom and management which will be connected by good quality communication to keep everyone connected.
2. Course work must be completed in a timely manner.
3. To work flexibly as part of a larger team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required, in order to ensure the smooth running of the nursery.
4. Provide high quality care and education to all children in the setting.
Contribute to effective teamwork and positive relationships by;
5. Reflect upon your own practice daily with the support of the practitioners working alongside you
6. Learn from each other, take on advice given and feedback to help improve practice.
7. Ensure daily tasks are being distributed evenly between all staff and each person takes on a fair and even workload to maintain the upkeep of the classroom
8. To be part of a team that provides purposeful, stimulating environment that is rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. The environment should take into account children’s abilities, interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
9. To embrace, understand and promote Gelston Manor Day Nursery and the role you play as part of the team which provide high levels of care and education.
10. Promote positive relationships in the early years setting.
11. Work towards becoming a key person to 2 or 3 children and carry out key person responsibilities such as building relationships with the children and their families.
12. Key persons are responsible for ensuring key children have an appropriate, achievable goal for development where planning, assessment and reflection happens on a continued loop.
13. Continual communication between keyworker and parents on a daily basis to be effective, positive, meaningful and professional.
Children’s information, documentation and curriculum.
14. Daily dairies to be filled out on the nursery app and on daily records for the room where appropriate.
15. Photos to be taken of key children and children in the classroom to be published to their parents showing development, interest and curiosity.
16. Fill out 6 weekly summaries for key children and passed on to parents to read and sign. These to be checked by room leader before published.
17. To complete appropriate paperwork regarding health care routines within the classrooms recording children’s sleeps, nappies and bottle feeds where appropriate.
18. Complete 2 years checks in Otters and Owlets where appropriate, these must be checked by room leader before being published to parents to sign.
19. To fill out accident, existing injuries and incident forms where needed. These are to be over seen by room leaders until confident to fill out independently.
20. If needed, fill out safeguarding forms accompanied by a senior member of staff.
Policies and Procedures:
21. To reinforce the settings policies and procedures at all times, if breaches are noted these are to be reported to management immediately.
22. To ensure you have a working knowledge of all aspects of health and safety and risk assessments that are in place.
23. Ensure all Safeguarding procedures are followed in line with local authority and nursery policies.
24. Respond appropriately to issues regarding confidentiality.
25. Work in partnership to ensure standards are continually being met in line with Ofsted requirements and the EYFS.
26. Reflect on daily practice and identify areas for continual improvement.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner - level 2. This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to a level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, positive person, confident and gentle natured, Enthusiastic, hard-working


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. For more information on the NMW, please visit:

About the employer

Gelston Manor is an early years setting that provides education and care to children ages between 0 and 5 years old. Gelston is located on Dawson Lane in Chorley which has spacious grounds.


Gelston Manor Day Nursery






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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


Charlotte Ward


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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