Childcare Apprenticeship – Level 5 – Sticky Fingers Childcare, Worthing STICKY FINGERS WORTHING LIMITED

The Aspire Training Team are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to complete their Level 5 Early years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship at Sticky Fingers Childcare, Worthing. This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring nursery practitioner to start their journey into early years leadership and management positions.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Sticky Fingers Childcare is open from 07:00 until 18:00, Monday to Friday You will be required to work 30 hours per week with shift patterns to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The successful candidate will manage the planning of the day and support the children’s development, learning and play and must be up to date with the EYFS
  • To undertake SENCO duties
  • To maintain and follow all safeguarding policies and procedures at all times and promote positive relationships in the early years’ setting with the children and the team
  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the children at all times
  • To be up-to-date with the children’s individual learning plans and provide updates to parents and carers

The training you will be getting

  • Early years lead practitioner, Level 5 (Higher national diploma)
  • All training will be carried out at the setting, you will be assigned an Assessor who will make regular visits to you at the nursery.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to gain permanent employment within the setting

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Functional skills L2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or Functional skills L2) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for a deputy to support the team, lead and be in charge of the preschool, the candidate will need to be confident in being solely in charge in the absence of the manager.

About the employer

At Sticky Fingers Nursery, we believe that every child is unique and deserves personalised attention and care. We encourage creativity, exploration, and learning through play, and we strive to foster a lifelong love of learning in every child. Our children experience a range of opportunities throughout the year including visits from baby yoga, Beefit, reptylers and more. Our educators are highly qualified and experienced professionals who are passionate about working with children. They undergo regular training to keep up-to-date with the latest teaching methods and practices, and are dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for each child.






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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




Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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: 01 Jun 2024