Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship PRIDE & JOY DAY NURSERY LTD

Pride and Joy Day Nursery are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for learning about early years, to join their team. You will be supporting individuals, making learning fun for children aged 2 to 4 years. You will also be a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents / carers. Term time only!

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Closing date: 15 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 - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents / carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • To work in partnership with parents / carers and other family members
  • To advise the manager of any concerns, e.g., health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, including a First Aid Qualification
  • Training will be done on location
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if applicable

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

The managers and staff have created a harmonious and friendly environment. Staff take time to speak to parents when they arrive with their children. This helps to ensure that the transition between home and nursery is as easy as possible for all children. Children generally arrive with smiles and are eager to join in with activities on offer. Children behave well. Staff generally reminds children rules of the nursery. This helps children to know what is expected of them. The older children happily follow instruction and negotiate space around them safely. Staff know children well. They have high expectation of all children and use timely assessment to inform their planning. Leaders create an ambitious curriculum based on children’s interest and what they need to learn next to be successful in their future learning. Most staff are skilled and sequence children’s learning well. For example, children explore play dough and then use it to create faces. During discussions, staff bring children’s attention to their own facial features and help them identify similarities and differences. Discussions are respectful and children’s voices are listened to. This helps children learn about the world around them and feel valued. Overall, all children make good progress from their starting points.







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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 educator

Level 3 (A level)

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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