Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Little Orchards Montessori Woodlands Ivybridge

Little Orchards Nursery are looking for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice to join their friendly team in Woodlands Ivybridge.

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Closing date: 20 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £158.40 per week, based on a 30 hour week, £5.28 per hour. Any overtime above 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

    You will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, shifts will vary depending on the rota. 28 days holiday entitlement (incl. bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 May 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff, who will show you all the company policies and procedures required for this position, including Health and Safety in the workplace. You will be required to make sure that the nursery areas are clean and tidy at the end of the day, in preparation for the following day.

  • Supervise and ensure the safety of children in the childcare facility
  • Engage children in age-appropriate activities and educational experiences
  • Assist with basic care routines, including feeding and diaper changing
  • Support educators in implementing educational curriculum and activities
  • Maintain a clean and organized childcare environment, following safety protocols
  • Document children's behaviour, growth, and development
  • Communicate effectively with parents and guardians about children's progress
  • Collaborate with fellow childcare staff to create a nurturing atmosphere
  • Acquire essential first aid and CPR certification for emergency response
  • Engage in continuous professional development to improve childcare skills and stay current with best practices

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard Apprenticeship

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

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.

Once having completed the Level 2 qualification, there will be an opportunity to work towards an Advanced Level 3 to further enhance your skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, 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

Little Orchards Nursery is based in Ivybridge and offers high quality education and childcare for children ranging from 0 - 5yrs. All of their staff are highly qualified and experienced and the nursery has been rated Good by Ofsted on their last inspection. They provide an environment that is warm, secure and stimulating in which they support and encourage children to achieve a high level of well-being and reach their full potential by valuing them as individuals, building their resilience, setting boundaries and respecting each other and the world they live in. They continually strive to improve the service they provide by encouraging feedback and working on quality improvements wherever possible. The staff also have a wide variety of training including providing care for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) and the nursery is committed to being an inclusive provider. *Past Apprentices* Little Orchards have successfully recruited and trained apprentices since opening their doors in 2015. The employer is very keen on training their apprentices at level 2 and then encouraging them to progress on to their advanced level 3 apprenticeship. They are looking for a motivated enthusiastic apprentice to join their hard working team.


Little Orchards Montessori Woodlands Ivybridge


Abbots Road

Woodlands Ivybridge

PL21 9TF

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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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