Early Years Apprentice The Playhouse Day Nursery

We are looking for someone fun and eager to learn. The nursery is a family orientated setting following the Hygge approach. You will be mentored to a high standard of childcare with support throughout your learning process. You will learn the curriculum, how to set up exciting activities to spark curiosity and the day to day running.

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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

    Rota'd shifts each week. Opening hours 7am-6pm Monday-Friday.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Following the nursery routine
  • Helping with meal times and building independence
  • Interacting with different age groups and learning what each stage of development children are at

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early years practitioner apprenticeship.

  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 qualifications in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1 functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainor Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice.
  • The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training
  • On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Qualified positions may be available once qualified but not guaranteed. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9) Essential

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to our location for the start times above? Bus routes are available.

About the employer

A new nursery opened end November 2023, Pride ourselves on a home from home environment where the children are the central point and their well being is a focal point to care. We follow the Hygge approach, and our team is like a family.


The Playhouse Day Nursery





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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


Ellie Griffin


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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