Early Years Practitioner Apprentice LITTLE RASCALS CHILDCARE (WEST MIDL LTD)

Little Rascals, Darlaston have a new and exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join their team. This role would be a great chance to launch your career in Early Years, having the motivation and the desire to help children develop. You will be providing an engaging and caring environment for children to reach their full potential.

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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 - Friday, shifts to be confirmed between the hours of 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 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

  • Learning and developing the skills to successfully observe, monitor and record children's learning and development
  • Plan and carry out activities to encourage children's progress
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning journey
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment
  • Follow policies and procedures within the setting
  • Support the preparation of meals and snacks
  • Liaise with colleagues, parents/ carers and other professionals
  • Be able to use own initiative
  • Any other day to day tasks as requested

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills maths (if required)
  • Functional Skills English (if required)
  • Training carried out within the working environment, online portfolio, coach visits once a month

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Little Rascals Darlaston is situated in the heart of Darlaston, overlooking the beautiful St Laurence Church. The nursery is a 5-minute walk from the Town of Darlaston. It has bus links to Walsall, Wednesbury, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, and is a short drive to Junction 9 of the M6. Little Rascals open their doors and their arms to parents/ carers and their children, providing an engaging and caring environment where children can feel safe whilst reaching their full potential. If you can offer compassion, empathy, a sense of humour and are willing to follow their values, apply below.




Bilston Street


WS10 8EY

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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


Nova Training


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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