Worth Valley Private Day Nursery are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated level 2 apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate a genuine passion for providing the highest standards in quality childcare.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 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 to Friday. Hours to be confirmed if successful.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To support staff members and to join in with planning and the implementation of appropriate activities for children, relating to their age and stage of development.

  • Provide relevant feedback to parents/carers about their child. 

  • Ensure all records of development and learning are fully and accurately maintained.

  • Support the development of good practice with regards to additional needs and inclusion of children from different cultures and religious backgrounds.

  • To gain an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and promote good practice. 

  • Be a key person.

  • To assist in the provision of a nursery offering a stimulating and enriched environment both indoors and outdoors.

  • Encourage children’s independence skills, self-motivation, and willingness to learn.

  • To participate in the daily health and safety checks of the nursery, ensuring that the nursery is kept clean, safe, and secure always. 

  • Be prepared to help in the preparation of snacks, meals, laundry and cleaning of equipment.

  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures.

  • Be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures. · Adhere to all policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that our policy on valuing diversity and promoting equality is followed. · Develop open and positive relationships with team members and parents.

  • Complete appropriate course work and adhere to deadlines set by the tutor.

  • Attend all meetings set by the tutor.

  • Have all relevant college work available for assessment when needed by a tutor.

  • Attend all staff meetings and in house training.

The training you will be getting

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site. We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentices OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.  

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Practitioner).

Award in Pediatric First Aid. 

College Attendance.

  • Will be required one day a week for 12.3 months.

Personal and people Development.

  • Working on your own as well as part of a team, seeking help and guidance when you are not sure.

Health, Safety and Security. 

  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment. 
  • Adhering to legislations appropriate to the industry. 

Equality and Diversity. 

  • Follow the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Functional Skills Qualification - if applicable.

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths.

End point assessment : support learner with portfolio, multiple choice question exam, observation and interview with the end point assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time position upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

A desire to study, Communicate effectively, Good organisational skills, Awareness of health and safety, Work on your own initiative, Good literacy skills, Good numeracy skills, Adhere to our dress code, Work as part of a team, Complete safeguarding training, Complete food hygiene training, Gain knowledge in the EYFS, Attend training when required


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

To be successful in this role you will have to demonstrate that you can read effectively. If you are successful you will undertake relevant training towards Ofsted approved childcare qualification, complete safeguarding children training, complete food hygiene and gain up to date knowledge in the EYFS.

About the employer

We are a Private Day nursery in Keighley, caring for children 0 - 5 years. We offer the government funded hours for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Our mission is to provide quality care for all children in our setting. We want everyone to feel welcome and included and to do this by providing an environment where children and their carers can feel happy and relaxed. All families are welcome and are valued.







BD21 5EH

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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


Emmie Brown


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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