Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship The Kings Road Nursery

This is an excellent opportunity to gain a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification, for those looking to start their early years career on a Fixed Term 15 month contract. To work as part of a team with the other members of staff in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The nursery is closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Two staff training days a year (mandatory attendance) Staff lunch available

    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

    The nursery is open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6pm. You will work shifts on a rota basis either 7.30am-4.30pm, 8am -5pm, 8.30am – 5.30am or 9am – 6pm with one hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

To offer children a safe, secure, caring and supportive environment, providing opportunities to foster their growth and development within the Nursery, ensuring that their physical, social, emotional, educational and play needs are met. To build and maintain strong partnerships working with the parents and other members of staff to enable each of the children’s needs are met.

Your tasks will include:

  • To assist for the planning, development and delivery of themes within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), ensuring all learning interests and individual needs of the children are met, extending them where necessary.
  • To assist for organising the environment inside and outside to ensure resources and equipment are available and appropriate to meet the needs of the individual children within the group, whilst making sure the resources and equipment are set out in a purposeful, stimulating and safe way, rich in learning opportunities.
  • To clear away activities, toys and equipment once finished with, encouraging children to help, making sure all is put away correctly.
  • To be a positive role model to other staff and children in respecting the Nursery’s environment and resources.
  • To meet the physical needs of the children, encouraging good standards of personal hygiene, whilst helping children develop independence and self-help skills in toileting, dressing and feeding.
  • To assist and evaluate children’s learning through a range of assessment, observation and monitoring strategies, ensuring progress records are maintained.
  • To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • To assist with meal and snack times and to ensure children's dietary requirements are catered for.
  • To assist in the promotion of parental involvement ensuring you develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication channels with parents/ carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs and to provide constructive feedback on children’s progress/ achievement.
  • To work alongside the Nursery Managers and Room Leaders to ensure the Nursery’s philosophies are fulfilled.
  • To advise the Nursery Managers and Room Leaders of any concerns in relation to the children, parents, and the safety of the environment.
  • To develop your role with the team.
  • To support all staff and engage in cohesive, positive working practices.
  • To ensure confidentiality is upheld at all times in relation to information regarding the children, their families, and other staff members.
  • To be familiar with and adhere to the Nursery’s policies and procedures at all times.
  • To adhere to and work in line with the Nursery’s values, contributing to the success of the Nursery’s vision.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Nursery, sharing in any other duties and responsibilities such as cleaning equipment, preparing snacks, domestic tasks etc. as required from time to time, that will assist in the day-to-day running of the Nursery.

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will undertake a Level 2 Early Year’s Practitioner apprenticeship, which is a 12 month programme plus 3 months for End Point Assessment activities.

The programme is delivered through virtual and face to face training and online learning.

It will include functional skills exams if you don’t have English & Maths GCSE at Grade 4 or above or equivalents.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be opportunities for a permanent role and further qualifications for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

Shift will be on a rota - please check that you can get transport to work to arrive by 7.15am for a 7.30am start. Will you be able to manage on the salary for the first year?

About the employer

Kings Road Nursery are in independent nursery based in Richmond Surrey. The Kings Road Nursery aims to provide high quality childcare and education to enhance the children's development, individual needs and happiness during these formative pre-school years. We believe in nurturing children's personalities, encouraging active learning through play, and we support each child to reach their full potential. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is a framework setting out welfare and developmental goals for children 5 years and under including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN). They aim to create an atmosphere in which the staff team can promote an equal opportunities policy throughout the nursery. Kings Road Nursery is OFSTED rated as Outstanding.


The Kings Road Nursery





TW10 6EE

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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


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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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