By joining our team at Little Toes, you will gain hands-on experience in the childcare sector, and you will get to see young children take their first steps! This is the perfect opportunity for you to kick-start your career caring for and supporting young people.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jun 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 to Friday shifts between 7.30am and 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

- Contribute to a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.
- Record children’s learning and development journeys, and communicate these with parents, carers, and other key adults.
- Be actively engage in great team working.
- Liaise with and support parents, carers, and other family members.
- Participate in the high-quality care and supervision of all children.
- Attend activities that are out of working hours (e.g. staff meetings, training, and events etc.)
- Be flexible and to be prepared to help where needed (including domestic jobs e.g. preparing meals, and cleaning toys etc.)
- Follow the ethos of the nursery, creating a warm and friendly environment.
- Work alongside the Nursery Owner, Nursery Manager, and staff team.
- Ensure that EYFS is promoted efficiently and that its policies are followed correctly.
- Ensure great customer service.
- Help with the smooth running of the Nursery.
- Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Nursery Owner/Nursery Manager.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards your Early Years/Childcare Level 2 qualification (an industry recognised Qualification) which is delivered via monthly 2–3-hour lessons with your assigned Trainer Assessor (TA) via teams. Throughout the month, you will complete self-led study which will include assignments, worksheets, projects, etc. and blended learning and development activities/training with your manager and shadowing team members. All learning will be completed in your workplace and during your working hours. Units that you will be studying include exploring roles & opportunities, supporting SEN or disabilities, supporting effective communication, supporting health & safety, child development up to 7 years, working with parents & professionals, supporting activities and educational programmes, promoting wellbeing, and safeguarding young children.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You could progress into ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Nursery Assistant or Early Years Practitioner (with an increase in salary!) or consider other options, just take a look;

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Energetic, Positive Attitude


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

Things to consider

INTERESTED? Before you apply, ASK yourself? • Are you happy with the role, company, and qualification? • Can you commit to the timeframe? • Do you meet the eligibility criteria? (GCSE Maths & English 4 or above & UK Residency) • Can you start immediately, or do you have other commitments such as education or work? • Is your CV up to date and relevant? If not, use this: What NEXT? • If successful, you’ll receive a phone call from our Recruitment Team • NEXT, you’ll be asked to write a supporting statement (this will be added to your CV) • You’ll complete an English and Maths assessment

About the employer

We are a family-run business with a passion to provide exceptional childcare within a home from home setting. We started Little Toes Day Nursery West Bridgford in February 2017, starting out as a Creche service providing short sessional childcare for the nearby health facilities before becoming Ofsted registered in August 2017. Our nurseries offer safe, nurturing surroundings for children aged from 6 weeks through to 5 years. Inspired by the work of Anna Ephgrave’ focusing highly on the children learning through play, children take the lead in their learning in our homely settings.




25 Walford Close



NG13 0AN

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form and of course attach your up-to-date CV. This will give us the best chance of being able to contact you. Your CV should be a word document or pdf that we will be able to edit if we decide to take your application further- not an image.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jun 2024