Early Years Apprentice Treetops Daycare

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local nursery in Langstone, Havant are looking for a Level 2 Nursery Apprentice to join their team. You will work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 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 - Friday; Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 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

As a Nursery Apprentice, you will contribute to a high quality caring environment for children.

This includes:

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
    Being aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to
  • Completing all work to desired timescales as set by Showcase Trainer

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Functional Skills:

  • English and maths at level 1 minimum (unless exempt)

End Point Assessment:

  • Training completed via work based visits at the nursery and 4 hour study time provided for coursework

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completing your Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may be offered the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 or a full-time position and further training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. If the desired candidate holds a valid L2 in Childcare or sufficient experience, the L3 Early Years Educator is available on an 18-month basis.

About the employer

Tree Tops is open 50 weeks per year Monday to Friday 7:30 am-6 pm. Unique family home environment created for Parents who want the service of a nursery but with a more personal and tailored approach. We offer 2, 3 and 4-year-old funding and accept government vouchers scheme. Wholesome home cooked and delicious food. Bright, safe, spacious and stimulating playrooms and a large bountiful garden. Range of exciting activities for children to choose, from Messy play to Art and Crafts and Music Time. We especially like cooking and baking. Daily walks to the horse fields, duck pond, the beach, park, playground or the library. Focus on promoting the love of books and nursery rhymes. Caring and dedicated childcare practitioners with a genuine passion for looking after little people. Located in Langstone in Havant, on the way to and from Hayling Island, easy to reach from the network of roads that link Portsmouth to Chichester. Environment created for Parents who want the service of a nursery but with a more personal and tailored approach.


Treetops Daycare





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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


James Robert Sproat


+1 07715658042

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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