Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship at Wedmore First School Academy Wedmore First School Academy

You will learn all aspects of an Apprentice Practitioners role, work alongside qualified and experienced staff who will support you. You will be involved in aspects such as planning, development and observation. You will gain a good understanding of the EY foundation stage, the characteristics of effective learning and how children learn.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 2023

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

    The nursery is open all year round and staff work on a rota system. Example of working pattern: Monday & Tuesday 8.30 - 3.30, Wednesday 8.30 - 6.00, Thursday & Friday 8.30 - 3.30 Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Assist with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Play a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues
  • Inspire, plan and create learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum, including outdoor activities
  • Observe and keep an up-to-date record of achievement files on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of the level 2 apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Calm, Caring, Reliable, Empathetic, Understands Child Development


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

Things to consider

Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references. You will need to consider transport to and from venues. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Our nursery is part of the Wessex Learning Trust. We are on the same site as Wedmore First School Academy and as such we work together with the reception class. We offer a warm, calming environment within our own building. Our Nursery offers lots of opportunities for children to explore, investigate and develop their creativity within a calming learning environment. Our outdoor environment provides both a hardstanding and a natural area, where children can enjoy a range of physical, creative and sensory activities. We also have use of the amenities within the school, this allows us to run sessions on music and movement, team games, drama and PE. We also run some Forest School sessions and sports activities on the school outside area.


Wedmore First School Academy


Wedmore First School Academy

Blackford Road


BS28 4BS

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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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