Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship FOOTSTEPS DAY NURSERY (CHINGFORD) LTD

Footsteps Day Nursery are looking for a friendly and caring individual to join their team. You will be providing a fun and stimulating environment with a high standard of learning for children aged 5 months to 5 years. You will also be a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers. Great career opportunities!

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Uniform provided Private health insurance Social events

    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 - Shift work; 07.30am to 4.30pm 08.00am to 5.00pm 09.00am to 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the manager of any concerns, e.g., health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, including a First Aid Qualification
  • Training will be done on location
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if applicable

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position for successful apprentices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Our vision is of an organisation that nurtures children and staff and supports families. Our aim is to create welcoming nurseries that have strong, united, inclusive teams who put children at the centre of everything they do. Staff that deliver the best possible care and education, that are ambassadors for the nursery and who enjoy excellent relationships with our families and the wider community. We will have high expectations for our children and we will deliver exceptionally high standards of nursery care and education to help them to feel nurtured and to reach their developmental milestones. We have high expectations of all staff and we will train and support them to fulfil their potential both as individuals and as nursery officers. We will ensure that staff and managers understand what good practice looks like and deliver it at all times. Staff and managers will be provided with clear direction and the right balance of challenge, accountability and support to carry out their job role effectively and to continually develop their practice. We will listen and respond to our families, our children, our staff, regulatory bodies and the wider community making changed where necessary and continually striving for improvement.






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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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