Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship - Little Swans Day Nursery MRS E BOULTON & MR I BOULTON

Are you looking to work in a happy, fun, supportive environment that helps you progress in your role? Little Swans Day Nursery is well-established with an experienced staff team who support each other in a home-from-home environment. They are looking to recruit a passionate individual, looking to start their early years career.

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

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Closing date: 29 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

    Monday - Friday hours to be determined

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice you will be a key member of the nursery team, your duties may include:

  • Planning and delivering fun and educational activities with the children
  • Play alongside and with children to support their play
  • Contribute to children’s records through observation
  • Assist with the supervision of children at rest times and at mealtimes
  • Contribute in creating a safe, happy environment for the children
  • Ensure the play area is clean and tidy at all times
  • Working alongside outside agencies in supporting the children
  • Useful Qualities to have
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Patient and caring
  • The ability to interact positively with children and adults
  • Flexible and willing to carry out a number of different activities within the job role
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Motivated
  • Good time keeping

This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • On the job training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to a higher-level qualification or full-time employment may be available after completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

If you are using public transport to get to this employer, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available.

About the employer

Little Swans is a homely welcoming nursery, located just off the Swan Island by the library, in the Yardley vicinity.  The A45, running parallel to the Nursery, gives easy access to motorway and city routes, all within a few minutes drive. It is privately owned and comprises of three detached properties, lying in its own extensive grounds to both front and rear.  The nursery lies well back from the road with ample parking for parents.  There is also disabled access and parking. Having been extensively refurbished Little Swans is a modern purpose designed nursery offering very high standards of childcare for children from 3 months to 8 years. The proprietor, Elaine Boulton opened the nursery in 2001, the Manager Samantha Tranter joined Little Swans in 2004.  Both will be on-site to ensure the highest standards are met and maintained.  Elaine works 5 mornings and Sam full time.  Our aim is to become part of your family, a loving and caring nursery, offering good advice, exceptional practice, and on-going support.




Little Swans Day Nursery, 330 Yardley Road, Yardley


B25 8LT

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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: 29 Apr 2024