Early years Practitioner Apprenticeship PURPLE WILLOWS LTD

To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale. You will be supporting children to engage in activities, as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 27 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday time tbc.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping to set up nursery activities for children
  • Supporting children to engage in activities
  • Supporting children at mealtimes and assisting with eating and drinking
  • Getting involved in creative and messy play with children
  • Helping children to read, sing, count and join in with imaginative play
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times
  • Helping to plan activities and games
  • Carrying out observations with qualified staff
  • Learning how to communicate with parents and guardians
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished
  • Making sure children feel safe, loved, happy and content
  • Any other duties as requested by your manager

The training you will be getting


Early years practitioner Level 2 (GCSE)

Maths and English if required


On programme Training:

o   Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard

o   Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification

o   Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

o   Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate


End point assessment

o   Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

o   Knowledge Test

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

We are Purple Willows, an OFSTED accredited private preschool dedicated to providing a premier early education and childcare experience for children and families. Our guiding ethos is 'Community Pride and Respect,' fostering an environment where children take pride in themselves, their families, and their heritage.




Old farm road

East Sidcup

DA15 8AE

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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

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