Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Maple Tree Childcare

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic early years apprentice to join Maple Tree Childcare. We are based in Brooklands, Sale and we are looking for a caring individual to learn and grow in our childcare setting. We offer a happy, safe and nurturing environment with a focus on children learning and developing through play.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be between £8236.80 and £12480.00 dependent on age and experience.

    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, Wednesday and Thursday - 7:30am to 5:30pm. Closed bank holidays and Christmas period. 30 hours including training hours.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
    e.g. basic care, such as help with dressing, eating
    meals, changing nappies and making up bottles
    for babies.
  • Helping to prepare and implement activities.
  • Supervising children on trips out, for example to
    go shopping or to the park.
  • Encouraging learning through play.
  • Working towards the apprenticeship standard provided
    with an expectation of completion within the agreed timeframe.

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentice will be working towards the L2 Early Years Practitioner Standard.

  • Apprentice will be supported via an agreed training plan. Training will be discussed at enrolment and will include input from the employer, training provider and apprentice.

  • The apprentice will receive monthly workplace or virtual visits with a dedicated assessor.

  • There is no requirement for the selected apprentice to attend college unless the applicants require the successful completion of Functional Skills - Maths and English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is a possibility of progression on to the L3 Early Years Educator upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Kindness, Reliable, Friendly and approachable, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Working in an early years setting is a physically demanding role which includes bending as well as lifting. Childcare Apprentices are expected to complete mandatory training including Paediatric First Aid, safeguarding training & child development training. Role is subject to a DBS check & suitability letter from Ofsted.

About the employer

Maple Tree Childcare is a unique childminding business offering high quality and nurturing care all year round. Offering a happy and safe environment we are very proactive with our children and facilitate local outings and day trips.


Maple Tree Childcare


Maple Tree Childcare

1 Maple Road, Brooklands


M23 9RL

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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

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