Do you have a passion for childcare? Would you like to learn from the best, and earn while you learn in two of Herefordshire’s leading Nurseries? You will help support the team providing care, undertake Child Protection training, ensuring you can respond correctly and appropriately and to understand and follow all nursery policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday. Shift patterns to be agreed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • To support your room leader in day-to-day care and welfare tasks, providing a safe, challenging and stimulating environment, both indoors and outdoors
  • To complete apprenticeship modules and coursework in a satisfactory and timely manner
  • To understand that as part of your training you will be required to move to all age ranges of the nursery school
  • To attend all in-house apprenticeship training as delivered by both internal and external trainers
  • To act as an ambassador for the nursery school and maintain a positive image of its aims and objectives
  • To have clear knowledge of procedures to be followed in case of emergency e.g., fire, and accident 
  • To carry out regular cleaning of equipment and ensure that it is recorded accurately
  • To undertake any reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery school’s aims and objectives

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of continuing within the role
  • Opportunity to progress to Early Years Level 3 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Welcome to Beech House Nursery School! We are a family-run Nursery in Tupsley, on the outskirts of Hereford, surrounded by our own gardens and grounds which provide a wealth of interesting areas for fulfilling outdoor play activities. Oliver and Rachel Marshall opened the doors in November 2013, supported by Sue Marshall (Founder of Oak House Nursery School in Ross-on-Wye). Situated on the site of the old Salmon Inn pub, Beech House provides four floors of exciting rooms and areas for the children to explore.







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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


Andy Green


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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