Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Kaleidoscope Nursery, Sherbourne KALEIDOSCOPE DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Kaleidoscope Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to make the most of this wonderful opportunity. There are plenty of skills and lots of experience to be gained for the right candidate. You will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis. Duties will include; Planning activities to support children’s education Cleaning and preparing play and eating areas Developing staff and parent relationships

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Closing date: 13 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.30pm. Breaks TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our new apprentice will be responsible for the day-to-day care of individuals and groups of children.

You will undertake all aspects of childcare including:

  • Personal care needs
  • Planning activities to support children’s education
  • Cleaning and preparing play and eating areas
  • Developing staff and parent relationships

You will need to work well individually and be able to follow instructions as well as use your own initiative.

You will need to be capable of learning on the job and showing that you have learnt tasks by carrying them out independently when trained.

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
  • End Point Assessment: Knowledge Test & Professional Discussion
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to Early Years Educator Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Flexible, A positive, friendly attitude


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Kaleidoscope Nursery is an established childcare provision in the heart of Sherborne, accepting children from birth to 5 years of age. The Nursery was founded in 2005 and relocated in September 2010 to a purpose-designed building in a quiet area within the new Sherborne Business Centre.




Sherbourne Business Centre

East Mill Lane



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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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