This is an exciting opportunity for Level 2 to join our team at our Nursery. The role includes Apprenticeship training where you can earn whilst you learn and gain an industry-recognised qualification. You will work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 04 May 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; between 7:30am - 6:00pm (Shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 May 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our favourite type of people are happy, outgoing, friendly, funny and imaginative. We need someone who thinks nothing of collecting milk top lids and lollipop sticks ready for the perfect construction project. Has the best snake voice when reading the Gruffalo to a group of mesmerise children.

The ideal person will also have a secret talent in doing all the actions to ‘Grand Old Duke of York’ whilst moving the outdoor play equipment. The successful candidate will also know a great play dough recipe to help celebrate each one of the seasons.

In return, we have lots of small people who want to share their magical journeys of discovery with you. You will become someone’s new best friend overnight and your life will be filled with sunshine and giggles.

I won't deny it – we are looking for exceptional people.

Main Tasks include:

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children are promoted and safeguarded and report any child protection concerns to the person in charge
  • Carryout self-reflection and use continuous professional development opportunities to improve practice
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting
  • Use their knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children's outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Early Years Practitioner Qualification Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths & English (if required)


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression onto further Apprenticeship training or a full-time position upon completion of the initial Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 3 / A* - D) Essential

Things to consider

You will join a community that cares about each other and our environment. We will look after you and your professional development, bonuses for 100% attendance, discounted Childcare fees, fantastic training opportunities and great career progression (our nursery managers aren’t appointed, they are nurtured and grown. Please note Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard is also available for any applicants with previous experience and a Level 2 qualification.

About the employer

We are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, an approach which highlights, respects and nurtures the magic of children – as they truly are – different, perfect and extraordinary.






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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


Christine Birney

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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