Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - The Raglan Schools The Raglan Schools

Are you looking to start your career in the education sector? If you are passionate about early years and education, then this is the role for you. The Early Years Practitioner develops knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in a childcare setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading childcare provision.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to be discussed at interview. Total hours per week: 30 hours a week

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Wages discussed at interview. Start date as soon as possible.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Practitioners play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Practitioner:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based on the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals.

Training Topics include:

  • An understanding of how babies and young children learn and develop
  • The importance of holistic development including cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, and social development
  • An understanding of how to support assessment and planning and provide an enabling environment for babies and young children
  • Understanding of safeguarding, child protection and promoting the well-being welfare of all babies and young children, including those with additional needs
  • How to work co-operatively with parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals to enhance babies and young children’s learning, enabling them to make progress
  • As part of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard, you will also gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
  • Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work
  • Possible progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

A warm welcome to the The Raglan Schools, a federation of Raglan Infant and Raglan Junior schools in Enfield. I am proud to be the Executive Headteacher of both schools leading the education, care and guidance of 930 pupils aged 3 to 11 years. We have a happy thriving school with great children and staff, who all strive to do their very best. We aim for all children to develop their skills to a high standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, alongside a broad and balanced curriculum enriched with opportunities to thrive and be creative. We have specialist teachers in Music, PE, Computing and Art & Design leading to excellent outcomes and a wide variety of opportunities within the curriculum and beyond. With around 45 after-school clubs a week, we offer a range of opportunities for children to follow their interests and develop their skills. Since the federation was formed in 2011, the schools have been going from strength to strength, working hard together creating a seamless learning journey from Nursery through to Year 6. Both schools have a "Good" rating by OfSTED and were last inspected in April 2023 (Infants) and March 2019 (Juniors). In the latest ungraded inspection, there was enough evidence of improved performance in the Infant School to suggest that the school could have been judged outstanding if it had been a full inspection. Standards are high and by the end of Year 6, achievement is above the national average. We have a thriving community including a proactive Governing Body and a parent-led charity, the RSA (Raglan Schools Association) who are successful in raising money and supporting the federation's initiatives. The Raglan Wrap Club provides extended care from 7.30am to 6pm and The Hub is our community space offering learning opportunities for parents and pre-school activities. ​If you are a visitor to our website, perhaps a parent looking for a prospective school, I hope you will gain a flavour of our community. Of course, the best way to find out is to pay us a visit. Martin Kelsey-Hatton B.Ed. Hons (Cantab) NPQH MCCT Executive Headteacher


The Raglan Schools


Wellington Road

Bush Hill Park



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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Please visit: www.esfapprenticeships.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Any queries contact: Educational and Sporting Futures - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024