Apprentice Nursery Assistant supported by the Nursery Manager and All About Children's Childcare and Education Team to complete either a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship while gaining hands on experience of working with children in a nursery setting.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Course duration of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto). 8 Hour shifts, Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years qualification. 
  • To participate in your own development plan. 
  • To undertake induction training with a named mentor.
  •  To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues with them. 
  • To support the nursery staff to observe, plan and maintain children’s records. 
  • To develop a understanding of Safeguarding Policies. 
  • To undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health,safety and cleanliness.

The training you will be getting

  • Over 18 months,you will study units like health & safety,child development, safeguarding,communication,purposeful play,educational programmes, supporting children with additional needs, collaborative working,wellbeing principles,child protection, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management.
  • If you do not hold GCSE Maths & English (or equivalent), these will be delivered with the apprenticeship programme. alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to developing new skills. This can be any time devoted to learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To build a career in the early years sector. We are a company who likes to promote within so there are plenty of opportunities to work your way up.
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 2 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, reliable, committed, understanding, imaginative, passionate, articulate, calm, Caring, friendly


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

We and our employer are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, a DBS check is required. This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared.

About the employer

At Partou UK we know it takes special people to look after children, that’s why we love filling our teams with amazing and inspirational individuals who can create an oasis of fun and laughter within our nurseries. When you join us, you don’t just start a new job. You become part of our family. It’s an exciting time to come on board & join our team as we embark on a new journey! In June 2021, Just Childcare was acquired by the Partou group of companies, followed by their acquisition of All About Children in September 2022. The merger of both organisations will establish Partou UK as one of the largest childcare providers in the UK! We’ll support you every step of the way, making sure that you’re always developing and progressing, helping you to achieve what you never thought was possible! If you’re looking to take the next step within your childcare career and you’re an experienced practitioner, we’re the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re looking for full time, part-time or flexible hours we’ve a role to suit.








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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


Arjun Gill

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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