Level 2/3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship CHILTERN TRAINING LTD

You will work full time at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, 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: 02 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

    Mon - Fri between 8.00am - 7.00pm, includes 1 hour unpaid lunch. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 May 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 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 nursery day
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles
  • You can 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, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Caring


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

Woodley Gardens Day Nursery is part of a chain of 5 Nurseries – The Forbury Group. Forbury Gardens Day Nursery opened in 1991, Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery opened in 2011, Newbury Gardens Day Nursery in 2013 and Woodley Gardens Day Nursery opened in 2017. More recently we have also opened a new nursery on the grounds of Waingels College, Waingels Gardens Day Nursery. Woodley Gardens Day Nursery is a privately run Nursery offering high quality professional childcare for families in Reading and the surrounding areas. The Nursery is located in Woodley, on the east side of Reading, with easy access to the M4, A329 and Reading town centre. We care for children from 3 months to 5 years and we are open 52 weeks of the year from 8 am- 6pm. Monday – Friday. Full and Part time places are available. ‘Our ethos is to create an environment where children are engaged, motivated, independent thinkers, who have a positive attitude to learning, supported by secure and respectful relationships. We only have one chance to get it right for our children and what we do now, stays with them for the rest of their lives.’




71 Reading Rd




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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


0118 95 66 99 5

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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