Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship - Dynamic Ducks Dynamic Ducks

Are you looking to start your career in the education sector? If you are passionate about early years and education, then this is the role for you. The Early Years Practitioner develops knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in a childcare setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading childcare provision.

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

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Discuss at interview

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Wages discussed at interview. Start date as soon as possible.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Practitioners play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Practitioner:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based on the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals.

Training Topics include:

  • An understanding of how babies and young children learn and develop
  • The importance of holistic development including cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, and social development
  • An understanding of how to support assessment and planning and provide an enabling environment for babies and young children
  • Understanding of Safeguarding, child protection and promoting the well-being welfare of all babies and young children, including those with additional needs
  • How to work co-operatively with parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals to enhance babies and young children’s learning, enabling them to make progress
  • As part of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard, you will also gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
  • Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work
  • Possible progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

At Dynamic Ducks we pride ourselves in offering an engaging and exciting environment for the children. Children learn hugely through play and this enables their growth and development. We like to offer choices to all children and ensure that all of our activities can be adapted to meet different needs. Our provision is a safe environment for children to express themselves creatively, socially, physically and emotionally.


Dynamic Ducks


Rickmansworth Park JMI

Park Road


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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Download and complete application form and send through to vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk OR Contact vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk Direct and an application form will be emailed through to you.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 18 Dec 2023