Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship SEEDLINGS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL LIMITED

The Early Years Apprentice will be working with a small team and responsible for ensuring the well- being and educational needs of preschool children are fulfilled. They will learn to plan activities for children following the Early Years Foundation Stage and record observations and assessments based on knowledge of child development.

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Closing date: 24 May 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. Rota to be confirmed on appointment.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To learn about child development and use this knowledge in the assessments and observations of children
  • To learn about and understand the Early Years foundation stage and plan appropriate activities for children in the setting
  • To be responsible for recording observations and assessments for a small group of keyperson children under the supervision and guidance of the nursery manager
  • To develop good relationships with parents and other professionals involved with the children
  • To assist with the weekly planning of children’s activities following themes and ‘in the moment’ planning
  • To set up the nursery each morning with suitable toys and equipment.
  • To tidy up and assist with the cleaning of toys at the end of the day
  • To attend half-termly staff meetings to discuss any themes, safeguarding and health and safety issues
  • To attend any relevant training sessions to maintain up to date knowledge of working practices

The training you will be getting

  • A high level of support with monthly tutor visits and taught lessons
  • Work alongside qualified professionals whilst undertaking on the job training
  • At the end of the course a Early Years level 2 qualification will be awarded
  • Functional Skills in English and maths available if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of this apprenticeship could lead to a permanent level 3 position in the preschool when the qualifications and standard is achieved
  • The apprentice will also attend all relevant training courses in the setting to further develop their knowledge

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Seedlings Day Nursery and Pre-School is a new nursery situated on the edge of Scarborough town centre. We care for children from birth to aged 7 years of age. We are registered for 48 children with 8 of them being babies. It is owned by Frances James who also owns Kiddiwinks Nursery in Scarborough which has been established since 1998.







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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


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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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