Childcare Apprenticeship - Milton Keynes RUSSELL NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

Running Rabbits Day Nursery are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice, you will be studying toward your Early Years Practitioner Level 2.

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

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Closing date: 21 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about childcare and the development of each individual child to reach their full potential. 

You will gain experience of working with all the ages and learning about all the children's needs and development. We are registered with OFSTED and cater for up to 31 children aged 0-5 years. We offer free grant funded spaces for 2 to 4 year olds! Get in contact to find out more.

Responsibilities include:

  • To ensure children are kept safe and that Safeguarding Procedures are followed.
  • Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers to pass on information that will be beneficial to the individual child
  • To plan for EYFS and keep records of your key children’s development and learning journeys
  • To be involved in out of working hour’s activities, e.g. courses, staff meetings, parents evening etc.
  • To comply with all the policies and procedures that are set out by the nursery

The training you will be getting

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations. Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry.

It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%. Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact.

This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls. Your employer will agree to give you 20% of your working hours solely towards your study.

This will give you every chance to achieve the highest grade possible! On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have gained; Early Years Practitioner – Level 2 qualification. You can also study Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


Other Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

We provide safe, home to home childcare. Children learn through experiencing our rural, natural and vast outdoor space and location. Children, parents and staff are relaxed and happy so that children thrive during their first experience of education.




Running Rabbits Day Nursery, Singleborough

Milton Keynes

MK17 0RF

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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: 21 May 2024