Early Years Apprentice Practitioner - St Helens Portico Day Nurseries Ltd

At Portico you will find the care and support for every child is second to none and the friendly environment created is one of trust, respect and honesty. As an early years apprentice you will be supporting the nursery team with all tasks in the nursery, following the EYFS curriculum. Fantastic benefits including uniform provided, pension, etc.

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

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Closing date: 04 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

    40 hours per week. Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Portico Day Nurseries are an awarding winning nursery group, offering all inclusive childcare facilities that cater for all age groups from babies and toddlers, through to preschool.
They are currently looking for a level 2 apprentice to join the established team, working between 30-40 hours a week.

Duties in your role will include;
To be aware of, and follow nursery policies and procedures at all times.
Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery, in conjunction with the senior in your room using the early years foundation stage curriculum.
Prepare the children’s records in your group and institute reviews for parents, in conjunction with the senior.
Work alongside parents of special needs children to achieve full integration within the Nursery.
To be aware of whom the Safeguarding Children officer is within the setting and have an understanding of the procedures to follow regarding safeguarding children.

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Portico Day Nursery will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

· Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

· Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Qualification

· Functional skills in Maths and English if required

This will be delivered through Portico Day Nursery’s dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have several managers who were apprentices with us. Also deputies and senior staff mainly started as apprentices..

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

DBS will be required. Close to main bus routes and onsite parking

About the employer

Portico Day Nurseries are a group of 6 private childcare facilities based across Merseyside, Lancashire and the North West. We have purpose built day nurseries in Prescot, St Helens, Ormskirk. We offer all inclusive childcare facilities that cater for all age groups from babies and toddlers, through to preschool. Our nurseries are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We are closed on Bank Holidays and one week of the Christmas period.


Portico Day Nurseries Ltd


1 Leicester Street

St Helen's

North West


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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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Jun 2024