Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice at Minehead Pre School, Minehead BEACON EDUCATION MAT LTD

A position has arisen for an Early Years Apprentice who will work alongside an experienced room lead, to develop their knowledge and skills in working in a nursery setting. A successful candidate will be pivotal in motivating the children, encouraging them to explore their surroundings and develop a range of early skills.

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Working between the hours of 7:45am - 6pm, times to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0 - 5 years
  • Ensure that the setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • Develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development
  • Be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Nursery Manager
  • Complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment - knowledge test and professional
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and/or maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

We are a two-form entry school based on the edge of Exmoor, in the coastal town of Minehead and form part of Beacon Education. We cater for children aged 3-9 years, with our own Pre School onsite.




Minehead First School

Townsend Road


TA24 5RG

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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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