Level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship at Stepping Stones, Taunton STEPPING STONES (SW) LTD

You will be responsible for direct interaction with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational fun. Working as part of the team you're ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of qualified professionals here at Stepping Stones.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    From the 1st April 2024 pay will increase to £9984 to £17,846.40

    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: 8:45am - 3:15pm (flexible options available).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Playing with the children in the setting inside and outside using their ideas and extending their play
  • Self-care routines and rota-based activities
  • General tidying and cleaning duties
  • Following health and safety regulations

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if required
  • End Point Assessment – Knowledge Test and Professional

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression through the nursery and the opportunity to achieve a higher level of training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

We get very messy here at Stepping Stones with our play based activities.

About the employer

Stepping Stones was founded in 2004 by proprietor, Paula Lukins. Paula is a B.Ed Honours teacher of early years, with 35 years experience. Her extensive time working within academic environments has now led Paula's focus on outdoor learning, following children's natural development paths and interests, and the value of its vast benefits. No matter where our feet start, we aim to take the steps needed in order to finish our learning journey together.







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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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