Early Years Apprentice The Learning Tree (Alfreton Road)

This is an amazing opportunity for someone with a passion for developing a career in childcare to work within a friendly and supportive nursery. The learning Tree will provide full support to enable the successful candidate to achieve their early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 – Friday on a shift basis. Working hours between 8am – 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Welcoming parents, children and visitors.
  • Caring for all children in the nursery.
  • Setting up activities and supporting children’s involvement
    in activities.
  • Assisting children at meal and snack times.
  • Supporting children at nap times.
  • Following all nursery policies and procedures including safeguarding of the setting and health & safety of the children’s environment.
  • Some cleaning duties of the nursery and equipment will also be involved.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship.
Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2
qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1
functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills.

Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be
planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet
the individual needs of the apprentice.
The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job
activities and training.
On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential opportunity for ongoing paid employment and/or
progression to the early Years Educator level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Friendly, Motivated, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3-9) Essential

About the employer

The Learning Tree 1 nursery has been established since 2000 and the nursery team strive to create a warm and homely environment. The nursery has a ‘Strong linked partnership’ with the local Sure Start Centre, has regular trips out to the park, library and other local attractions.


The Learning Tree (Alfreton Road)




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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


Ellie Griffin


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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