Apprenticeship in early years BROCK HOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

We are looking for someone who is passionate about children to join our friendly team, you will learn the practical skills you need to work in a day nursery as well as looking into the theory behind how children learn. You will be working fulltime with 30 hours paid at apprenticeship rate and 10 hours at minimum wage.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    30 hours will be paid at apprentice wage 10 hours at minimum 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

    Monday to Friday, 08.30 - 17.30 to start then shifts after settled in: 07.30 - 16.30 08.30 - 17.30 09.45 - 18.45

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Engaing with the children, helping to support their everyday learning
  • Daily jobs such as helping to set up and clean up activities including meal times and garden time.
  • Role model and encourage personal, social and emotional skills
  • Learn about planning, circle time, free play and adult led activities

The training you will be getting

  • You will gain a Level 2 early years practitioner qualification and then go on to complete Level 3 early educator
  • As well as on the job training you will have some time out each week to complete some course work

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Can go on to complete Level 3 Early Years Educator and then become a fully qualified part of the team
  • Can also lead to higher qualifications 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 3-9) Desired

Things to consider

There will be some physical tasks such as lifting children and getting up and down from the floor Hygiene tasks such as wiping noses, toileting and changing nappies in some age ranges

About the employer

Brock house has been around for over 20 years and have a lot of long standing staff members. We are a day nursery registered for 18 babies and 43 2-5 yr olds.








Caroline Lawlor

01727 867500

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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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