Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship HUMPTY DUMPTY CHILDCARE LTD

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a level 2 child care apprentice to join Humpty Dumpty Childcare in Dartington. Humpty Dumpty are a busy and bustling childcare provider, with multiple settings offering this fantastic opportunity!

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Closing date: 29 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    £168.96 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

    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 working hours will be around 40 hours per week on a rota basis, hours will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm. 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will require you to

  • Support and update records on individual children
  • Daily observations and information about activities
  • Assist in serving meals
  • Follow policies for confidentiality and to report appropriate information regarding children and their backgrounds to the Day Care Leader.

Whilst working at this nursery, you must take into consideration the individual needs of the children respecting race, religion and culture, along with having an awareness of social needs and being sympathetic to their emotional needs.

You will also help children to;

  • Understand and demonstrate good health
  • Understand and demonstrate hygiene and personal habits, during meal times, rest periods and bathroom use.

The training you will be getting

*The Apprenticeship in Child Care includes:*

* Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard

Most aspects of the qualification and training will be delivered at your workplace where you will be supported throughout your training by your employer. You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you, and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid, and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 apprenticeship. The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-1 equivalent to A*-G) Desired

About the employer

Their philosophy at Humpty Dumpty Child Care is to provide families with a caring, stimulating and educational environment from 3 months old to the end of preschool. They believe each child is unique, and they encourage them to learn at their own pace. Young children have a natural desire to learn, explore and question, at Humpty Dumpty Child Care they strive to capture their individual interests and use this to personalise their learning. Their nursery educators are qualified to a very high standard, 95% of their team hold a level 3 qualification or above in Early Years Education. They take time to develop strong attachments and trusting relationships with both the child and their family. They adhere to the guidelines set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, setting high standards for professional conduct and practice. They continuously aim to achieve excellence in all areas of practice and early years provision, and strive to be at the forefront of improving the quality of provision for young children. *Past Apprentices* Humpty Dumpty Child Care have had multiple apprentices in the past and have a number of apprentices in place at present, so are well placed to support a new apprentice to succeed.




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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

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