Early Years Childcare Apprentice LITTLEFEET CHILDCARE LIMITED

Childcare is known for being one of the most rewarding career paths, allowing you to be creative and use your imagination, whilst also shaping young lives on a daily basis. You will be a key member of the early years team, responsible for delivering high quality care and education for all children based on their individual needs and interests.

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Closing date: 07 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8 hours per day, between the hours of 7am and 6pm (includes paid lunch); days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work flexibly as part of the larger team, assisting & supporting colleagues
  • Promote positive relationships, particularly between self, colleagues, children & parents
  • Carry out all related responsibilities, e.g. building relationships with a small group of children & their families
  • Create individual learning journey for every child
  • Ensure children have an appropriate target set each week
  • Ensure understanding & have a working knowledge of all aspects of H&S, Safeguarding & Risks Assessments

The training you will be getting

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

You will be expected to work towards the Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion you will progress to our fully qualified nursery nurse position, with opportunities to continue training to become a Level 3 Early Years Educator, or progress within the role to take on additional responsibilities, such as fire warden, community liaison officer etc. with supplementary pay.

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 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

We are a private, forward-thinking nursery situated in central Dronfield. Our nursery and preschool boasts 3 Qualified Teachers, a Specialist on-site Speech and Language Therapist and an experienced staff team, to ensure your children receive the highest quality of care that optimises their development







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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


Hannah Donald



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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