Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - St Rapheal's Catholic Primary School St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School

Are you looking to start your career in the education sector? If you are passionate about early years and education, then this is the role for you. The Early Years Practitioner develops knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in a childcare setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading childcare provision.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to be discussed at interview. Total hours per week: 30 hours a week

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Start date as soon as possible.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Practitioners play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by the Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Practitioner:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based on the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals.

Training Topics include:

  • An understanding of how babies and young children learn and develop
  • The importance of holistic development including cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, and social development
  • An understanding of how to support assessment and planning and provide an enabling environment for babies and young children
  • Understanding of safeguarding, child protection and promoting the well-being welfare of all babies and young children, including those with additional needs
  • How to work co-operatively with parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals to enhance babies and young children’s learning, enabling them to make progress
  • As part of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard, you will also gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
  • Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work
  • Possible progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

I am delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school. St Raphael's school community has a warm, loving family atmosphere and I am confident that any visitor to our school will also experience a warm welcome and soon feel right at home. Our pupils are our greatest ambassadors. Every visitor to our school mentions the exceptional standards of behaviour exhibited by our pupils. Here you will see pupils striving to live out our mission statement: "As we walk with Jesus, we love, live and learn." Central to our aims as a Catholic school, is to ensure that we work in a spirit of partnership with you, our parents, developing our respective roles and responsibilities, to teach children about respect, mutual understanding, and to deepen their relationship with God. When your child joins our school, we embark on a journey together, a journey unknown but yet full of endless possibilities. Our teaching and support staff are committed to ensuring that every child makes good progress, of course they are, however in St Raphael's we are committed to developing the whole child. We are committed to making sure that every child leaves our school knowing that they have a responsibility for others, that they are the eyes of Christ in this world, they are His hands, they are His feet. We are committed to making sure every child leaves our school understanding that they need to keep themselves healthy, enjoy a sport, play an instrument and take part in team activities examples include debating, science fair and choir. Safety is our prime concern and so all staff working at St Raphael's Catholic Primary school are committed to safe working practices and keeping our pupils safe. The children at St. Raphael’s know they are a source of great pride to us; they respond to the high standards set for them. We look forward to working with our established families, and those who are new to our school, to make every child’s time here happy and successful. Mrs Tracey Brosnan Headteacher


St Raphael’s Catholic Primary School


Hartfield Ave



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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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 visit: www.esfapprenticeships.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Any queries contact: Educational and Sporting Futures - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024