Apprentice Early Years Practitioner MAYO KINDERGARTEN LTD

This is an incredible opportunity to join the experienced and supportive team at Mayo Kindergarten as an Apprentice Early Years Practitioner. We aim to provide a happy and stimulating environment, ensure equality of opportunity for all children, and enable children to fulfil their potential at their own pace.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 31 Jul 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, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice with good time keeping and a willingness to learn and commit fully to the job role.
  • You should be able to use own initiative to keep children safe, happy and cared for in our supportive environment.
  • Duties will include assisting room leaders to plan and provide a full curriculum within EYFS, stimulate children’s play and support at meal/snack time as well as provide intimate care.

The training you will be getting

This Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –14 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will be on Zoom). Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the programme. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At Mayo Kindergarten, we aim to support our apprentices fully with their training, including additional continuous professional development in areas of specific interest. 

Completion of this apprenticeship, may lead to offer of continued employment and training for the completion of Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Apprenticeships are open to everyone of all ages, so perhaps you have just left school and would like to get straight into work? Maybe you are a working parent looking for a change? Or perhaps you are looking for a career break and want to retrain and start something totally new! All applications are welcome.

About the employer

Mayo Kindergarten is a private nursery school for children aged from 18 months to 4 years that operates within a large Victorian three storey terraced house within a residential area of Cockermouth in Cumbria. Children in our setting also have access to a fantastic, secure enclosed outdoor play area. The Kindergarten was rated as “Good” by Ofsted following our most recent inspection in November 2019.






CA13 0BY

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Joanna Splinter

01228 530554

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.