Childcare Apprenticeship - Great Malvern BRIGHTER FUTURES UK LTD

Shining Stars Nursery and Preschool 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: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Shining Stars is a popular, organic Nursery and Preschool. We are constantly striving to maintain and improve our excellent practice.

We have a 5-star environmental health rating. We provide Healthy Choices for our menu’s and we pride ourselves in providing a high-quality service that values members of staff and provides excellent opportunities for children to grow and learn.

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice to our growing team.

Shining Stars Nursery and Preschool offer a home from home, warm and friendly atmosphere for day nursery and preschool children aged from 3 months to 5 years. We are committed to providing exceptional quality childcare through our experienced and highly qualified Manager and staff. Working in partnership with parents, our aim is to provide the platform to enable children to fulfill their potential in a secure and caring environment.

Duties to include:

  • Planning and supervision of activities like arts and crafts, reading stories and providing activities to develop language skills
  • Supporting the development of the childcare provision
  • Providing an excellent range of activities that ensure that the child learns whilst having fun
  • Assisting the facility in meeting OFSTED requirements
  • Being a team player
  • Providing challenging and stimulating activities for all children appropriately
  • Undertaking First Aid training as required
  • Undertaking training as appropriate to meet any changes in standards or appropriate legal requirements as required
  • Ensuring that all Health and Hygiene requirements are adhered to at all times

You will be joining an incredibly supportive Management team, Team Leaders and Nursery Staff of individuals who are passionate about the childcare they provide. This is a great opportunity to become part of an exciting time of growth for Shining Stars 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; Level 2 Ealy Years Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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 are an independent owned Nursery and preschool based in Malvern. Our building was once Poolbrook Primary School and in 2010 it was converted to a purpose-built modern-day Nursery. In 2016 we were awarded funding for a brand-new Preschool to be built. Additional to our 4 playgrounds we are also extremely privileged to have a woodland area at the rear of the building for your child to enjoy the forest activities that we have planned for them.




Poolbrook Centre, 53a Bluebell Close


WR14 3SW

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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