Early Years, Nursery Apprentice MRS J HARDY

Daybreak Nursery is looking for an individual who is highly motivated and passionate about starting a career in childcare! They are seeking someone enthusiastic, energetic, and friendly... with a good sense of humour! As an apprentice, you will incorporate play and diverse activities to ensure the children are content and entertained every day!

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual Leave Entitlement- 28 days a year including all bank holidays.

    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

    As per rota- Monday to Friday. Working approximately thirty hours per week. (Times to be confirmed and agreed with the successful applicant.)

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Early Years Apprentice, you will:

  • Gain experience working with all age groups.
  • Attend staff meetings and training.
  • Become a key person.
  • Communicate effectively with key children's parents.
  • Communicate with other professionals, for example, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.
  • Deliver an appropriate play-based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • Help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • Understand and work with nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints, and emergencies.
  • Ensure records are properly maintained, e.g., daily attendance register, accident and incident book, and risk assessments.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in line with the nursery's aims and objectives.

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the learner will have acquired a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification as well as Level 1 Functional Skills in both maths and English.
  • The learner's progress will be evaluated through review appointments conducted via Teams every 4-6 weeks, including observations in the learner's setting.
  • Other training to be taken include, Safeguarding, Child Development, Prevent Duty, Speech and Language Training, Special Educational Needs, and many more!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completing the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, learners can look to progress by enrolling in the Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Adaptable, Innovative and Energetic, Friendly and Approachable, Good sense of humour


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

The nursery is on a bus route to Bishop Auckland with an hourly service.

About the employer

Our nursery has been open for 29 years and the current owner has owned it for 25 years. We are a small nursery situated in a Grade 2 Listed Building in a village outside Bishop Auckland. We care for children aged from birth to five. We have a small team of long service staff with little staff turnover, this vacancy has become available due to retirement. The owner is the manager and is very hands on working alongside staff with the children.







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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


Sam Daniels



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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