Early Years level 2 Practitioner apprentice at Sandbrook Playgroup Sandbrook Community Playgroup

Purpose of the role: To work as part of the playgroup team under the direction of the Manager to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children. To maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment. Will be given key children when considered to have enough experience.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 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

    Between 8.45 am to 5.15 pm on Mondays, 8.45 am to 4.15 pm Tuesdays to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To teach children, offering a high level of support and stimulation. To monitor and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies.

To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.

To support the playgroup’s commitment on safeguarding children. 

To attend staff meetings as required and input ideas.

To attend training courses and meetings as required and participate in performance development.

The training you will be getting

An apprenticeship is a job with training which enables you to earn while you learn.

The apprentice standard consists of core knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the job role.

Functional Skills, maths and English, are an integral to completion of the apprenticeship. The apprentice will achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeships, if not previously gained.

Along with the apprenticeship standard, the apprentice will also achieve a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner diploma.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are a small setting so can't guarantee a permanent position on completion but the right candidate could complete Level 2 and Level 3 training with us and, hopefully there might be a role available after that.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent N/A (Grade 4 or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

DBS will be required.

About the employer

Sandbrook is a high quality community playgroup where children enjoy playing and learning safely with other children and where parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s early education. We offer support to families and give children a good foundation for getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood.


Sandbrook Community Playgroup


85 Sandbrook Road

Stoke Newington


N16 0SL


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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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024