Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship HONEYBUNS NURSERY

A fantastic opportunity to play an important role in organising fun and educational activities for children. Working in a high-quality caring environment for children, in a warm, friendly & stimulating atmosphere in which children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through various activities. Flexible start date Spring/Summer 2024

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday hours to be agreed in advance on a rota basis between 7.30pm and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Whilst training as an Early Years Practitioner you will be working as part of the team, you will work under supervision to provide all aspects of care for the children including, washing, changing and
  • Plan and organise fun and educational activities
  • Attend associated training deemed appropriate by the manager in consideration of your individual needs
  • Assist with meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of individual children
  • Be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy and all other policies the manager deems appropriate
  • Attend staff meetings, parent’s evenings and training

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner
  • Support with English and maths if required
  • Work based learning
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is the opportunity for the right candidate to continue onto Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Genuine desire for childcare, Desire to complete programme, Punctual and reliable, Trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths (Grade 2/3 or D-E or Level 1 FS) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to have a clear DBS before starting the role. Be willing to continue and upskill to Level 3 Early Years Educator on successful completion of Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

About the employer

At Honeybuns Nurseries, our main aim is to provide a stimulating, caring and secure environment for your child in which they will blossom. Established in 1995, now 28 years on, we have nurtured and cared for many children who have gained a rich learning experience and happiness in their first early years. First impressions of our nurseries will put you at ease and you will see that the children in our care are happy and safe in our nurturing environment. All children are important to us, we believe that every child deserves the very best care and education. Our nurseries provide the perfect environment for children of all ages. With a highly qualified team of nursery practitioners and modern facilities, your child could not be in safer hands.




15 Lichfield Road


ST17 4JX

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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


Diane Jones


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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