Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship CONSTABLE COUNTRY CHILDCARE

Apprentices will work and interact directly with children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years of age on a day-to-day basis, supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    The Charity offer many opportunities to train and gain extra skills alongside the Apprenticeship. The Charity also offer a years bonus scheme, 50% reduction on childcare fees and a pension scheme.

    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, hours and times variable.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working with children between the ages of 0-5 years, organising activities, being pro-active with the help and care carried out within the early years teaching sector.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children; changing nappies, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Help with maintaining a high level of cleanliness throughout the nursery, ensure the setting is well presented each day and safe.

The training you will be getting

The moment your journey as an Apprentice begins you become an employed member of staff paid by the hour, you have the chance to 'Earn as you Learn' whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification (Level 2 Early Years Practitioner).

You will work towards gaining a full qualification with the majority of your learning 'on the job' and some learning classroom-based. The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months and it may then be possible to study for Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Throughout your role you are not alone. Constable Country Childcare offer you full training, support and guidance to help you progress your career.

If you do not hold a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English you will be supported to study and pass functional skills in Maths and English alongside your Level 2 qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Option to progress to study for Level 3 Early Years Educator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Constable Country Childcare is a Registered Charity and a voluntary run group, mostly self-funding, providing ‘learning through play’ facilities for children age 3 months – 11 years. Our aim is to provide a safe, stimulating, friendly environment with a wide range of activities for children to play and learn many skills while socialising with other children in their community. We have a Christian ethos and pride ourselves on being an inclusive provider open to all (children and their families). We operate over four settings: St Michael’s Pre-school East Bergholt Young Explorers Brookland Young Explorers - Woodland Explorers & Ocean Explorers Stutton Young Explorers OFSTED All of our settings are registered with OFSTED. In our latest inspection at St. Michael’s Pre-School in November 2022 we were delighted to achieve ‘outstanding’ across all areas! During the time the Inspector spent within the setting she was particularly impressed with the secure bond that each child developed with familiar staff members, she noted that children developed a real sense of belonging. The Inspector remarked that the children were happy, inquisitive and highly motivated learners with their learning being supported in a language-rich environment which allowed the children to express themselves clearly. East Bergholt had their most recent inspection in December 2021. We were delighted to receive ‘good’ across all areas of learning. In particular, the Inspector noted how ambitious the curriculum we provide is and how much importance is placed on staff and children’s welfare. We were delighted to achieve ‘outstanding’ in all areas at Brookland Young Explorers in January 2020. The Inspector was particularly impressed with the learning opportunities available to the children and the depth of learning taking place. The Inspector also noted the strong SEND provision, the friendly way the children learn alongside each other, how the Charity closely monitors the children’s and staff’s wellbeing, the vast amount of training and support the Charity provide to staff and ultimately how the setting is run with the utmost integrity. Stutton Young Explorers is the latest acquisition that we added to our portfolio of nurseries in January 2017. Stutton received their first OFSTED inspection in January 2019 and were delighted to achieve ‘Good’ across all areas with ‘outstanding’ in the area of ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’. The Inspector noted some aspects of teaching to be outstanding and the report also identified the senior management team to be excellent role models for less experienced staff.




Brooklands Young Explorers



CO11 1TU


Hayley Aherne


07561 504913

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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 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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