Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Level 2 Childcare in Burslem The Kindergarten Group

Are you looking to begin your early years career by gaining a Level 2 qualification whilst on an apprenticeship? The Kindergarten Group are looking for an apprentice to join their team. You will offer physical and emotional care to the children whilst helping them develop and learn.

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

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Closing date: 15 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

    7:30am- 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Kindergarten Group are looking for an apprentice to join their nursery. They pride themselves on the relationships that they build with the children and because they get to know the children so well, they are able to personalise their approach to the child's care and development. If you are passionate about working with children and aspire to work in a forward thinking and educationally led childcare setting then apply now!

Duties include:

  • Providing physical and emotional care
  • Steering the learning of the children
  • Building relationships with parents and childcare professionals
  • Keeping accurate children’s development records
  • Preparing snacks and meals
  • Following nursery procedures and policies

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. The Kindergarten Group 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 The Kindergarten Group’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

  • Progression to a Nursery Educator and Nursery Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Enhanced DBS required Free onsite parking

About the employer

The Kindergarten Group was set up in 2012 by Natasha Richards, Director of Educational Development, who is responsible for providing the leadership and direction for all of the kindergarten settings. Natasha has a BA Honours Degree in Primary Education, a Masters in Education and has over twenty years experience teaching children from preschool, right through to students in higher university education.


The Kindergarten Group


North Rd

Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent


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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: 15 Dec 2023