Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Little Owls Day Nursery

Are you looking for your next career adventure? 2 positions have become available at Little Owls for Early Years Practitioner L2 Apprentice's, working with children between the ages 3 months- 5 years, supporting them within their day-to-day routine. Uniform provided and generous discounts for childcare offered.

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

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Shifts TBC.

    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

    40 hours per week. Days and shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Are you looking for your next career adventure?
Do you want to be part of an inspiring team that spark children's curiosity and truly make a difference?
Do you want to feel supported and receive a range of company benefits with opportunities for progression?
Due to a number of our Apprentices now successfully becoming Qualified Practitioners, a vacancy has become available at Little Owls for an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice!
We are looking for someone who is passionate about childcare and sparking children's curiosity to join us in our lively and busy setting.
The vacancy is a full time post working 40 hours Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6.00pm.
Duties involved:

To work within the setting with children between the ages 3 months- 5 years, supporting them within their day-tod-day routine, learning how to provide stimulating activities which are risk assessed and age appropriate. A daily responsibility to protect and safeguard.
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The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Little Owls Day Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification. Functional skills in maths and English if required This will be delivered through Little Owls Day Nursery's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To proceed onto a level 3 apprenticeship and become fully qualified, to allow progression opportunities such as room leader.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Full DBS required, onsite parking.

About the employer

At Little Owls, our passionate and experienced team provide engaging and exciting learning opportunities in an environment that is safe, secure and sparks curiosity. We place a strong emphasis on the desire to help all children reach their full potential enabling them to progress through life being independent, confident, having respect for others and developing positive values.


Little Owls Day Nursery


Swimsmart House, Bradley Lane

Standish, Wigan


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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

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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Dec 2023