Early Years Apprenticeship Level 2 WS4 YMCA WOLVERHAMPTON

Motivated by the desire to help children develop, you will be part of a team providing high quality care for children from birth to 5 years. Providing a warm and welcoming environment within the Nursery where young children and their families can feel valued and obtain positive help and support. Providing stimulating learning experiences.

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

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Closing date: 02 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

    8-6pm Monday - Friday Shifts will be between 8-6pm each day, shifts will be given on a Friday for the following week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To learn responsibility for the display and maintenance of a safe, stimulating, interactive, learning environment in the Nursery.

To learn to work within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage and assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of an effective programme of activities to help babies and young children to develop.

To learn the implementation of providing stimulating learning experiences, which enable young children to grow in confidence and independence.

  • To learn and develop skills to effectively observe, assess, monitoring and record children’s learning and development using a variety of methods.
  • To gather these observations and produce individual profiles for each child in your small key worker group.
  • To learn responsibility for providing full access to an effective programme of activities for children identified as requiring additional support.
  • To participate in staff meetings.
  • To provide cover for practitioners within the team as necessary.
  • To work in partnership with other professionals involved with the children and their families, i.e. health visitors, Inclusion support, speech therapists.
  • To support in the care of sick children and those suffering minor injury.
  • To be familiar with the fire drill and procedures for the safety of the children.
  • To assist with checking equipment for safety and suitability to use and preparing resources as appropriate.
  • To share responsibility for ensuring the room is cleaned at the end of each day.
  • To assist in the identification of child protection issues.
  • To access personal and curriculum development opportunities.
  • To undertake duties in such a way that ensures a positive multi-cultural approval and with full regard for the principles and policies in place at the YMCA and comply with the Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy and Child Protection Procedures within the organisat
  • Operate within YMCA policies and procedures, strictly observing Health & Safety regulations of colleagues, parents/carers and yourself and the Safeguarding Children & Young People Policy.
  • Operate within Nursery policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all work practice is inclusive, expressed through a wholehearted commitment to welcome those of all faiths and none.
  • Undertake any other related duties that are consistent with the job.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Paedeatric First Aid Certificate

Functional Skills where required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible permanent position at the end of apprenticeship. Possible chance of moving on to further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

You must agree to authorise a full DBS check.

About the employer

YMCA Has Been Serving The Black Country For Over 130 Years A local charity, that’s part of the largest youth organisation in the world. We support people to grow and develop in Mind Body & Spirit. Our places are found in the heart of communities, working with children, young people and their families. We provide childcare, housing for young workers, supported accommodation, employability, health and social enterprises projects.




YMCA Pelsall Lane Nursery , Pelsall Lane, Rushall



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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

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2024