Early Years Practitioner L2 Apprenticeship WAKOOS CENTRE FOR CHILDREN

Wakoos Centre4Children is seeking an enthusiastic apprentice to join our existing experienced team. Committed to offering high quality training and a fun, friendly working environment, we are looking for someone with lots of energy who is committed to delivered high standards of care to children.

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Wakoos Centre4Children is seeking an enthusiastic apprentice to join the existing staff team. Wakoos is a committee run day nursery, pre-school and after school club with two sites, one in Billingshurst and one in Petworth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver activities to support children’s learning and development to ensure their involvement and progression in the learning environment
  • Build strong relationships with parents by sharing information with them about their children’s development
  • Complete training courses and keep up to date with current childcare practises including appropriate supervision at all times
  • Work with all age ranges of children to respect the confidentiality of information received about each family
  • Ensure the room has high standards of health and safety in all areas - Be prepared to help when and where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery
  • Work with and follow advice from qualified staff and the management team

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • On the job training including Health and Safety Practices
  • Functional Skills English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunities to progress through higher level training such as Level 5, Foundation Degree and BA Hons Degree in Early Years. Other in house opportunities available such as SENDCO and Supervisor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Effective communication, Good Communication, Teamwork approach, Enthusiasm, High Energy Level, Willingness to learn, Ability to Multi-Task


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

All applications are subject to DBS checks and satisfactory references.

About the employer

WAKOOS Centre4Children runs a day nursery, preschool, breakfast club, after school club and holiday club at 2 sites in Billingshurst and Petworth, West Sussex. WAKOOS was founded by 2 members of staff from the Weald School in 1988, wanting to ensure their children had care during work hours. WAKOOS stands for Weald Activities for Kids Out of School. WAKOOS now provides childcare to almost 300 families in Billingshurst, Petworth and the surrounding areas.




South Grove



GU28 0EE

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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

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