Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Hassockmoor Childcare, Ilminster HASSOCKMOOR CHILDCARE & OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

Are you energetic, caring and love working with young children? You could be just the person we are looking for. We are seeking a new apprentice to join our team to provide support and committed care to our children. You will receive high class training in all areas of the nursery to assist you in your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 24 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 - Friday, working between our opening times of 7.30am - 6.00pm. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be an integral part of the team and will play a key role in assisting the children to learn and develop. We are very passionate about enabling children to learn through play and engaging their minds in new and exciting ways. Duties include:

  • Setting up and carrying out activities with children
  • Preparing snacks
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Helping with the day to day running of the nursery
  • Building relationships with parents / carers
  • Enabling children to learn through different methods

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment - Knowledge Test and Professional
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Excellent career prospects upon successful completion, progression on to the Advanced Apprenticeship Early Years Educator.

We have a great history of working with apprentices within our business, most have progressed on to a higher-level apprenticeship or into a full-time role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Work to a high standard, Reliable, Flexible, Model appropriate behaviour, Willingness to learn


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Public transport in Somerset is limited, please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Hassockmoor Nursery is based in Barrington near Ilminster. We provide flexible, high-quality care and education in a rural location, which allows the children time and space to grow and develop at their own pace. We open from 7:30AM until 6PM all year round.




The Old School

Water Street


TA19 0JR

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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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