Early Years Apprentice MUCKTUBS NAOMI FORBES

This is an exciting opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship Standard in Early Years Practitioner with a friendly employer at Mucktubs delivered by Inspiro Learning. Duties include contributing to a caring environment for children. Apply Today!

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

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Closing date: 05 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, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 24

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an exciting opportunity to begin your career in the childcare sector at Mucktubs.

The role is to work as part of a team, it requires caring for all the children's care needs alongside assisting with full range of daily duties. We are looking for someone who enjoys spending time with a variety of aged children and is willing to learn all aspect of the job role. In the role of an Early Years Apprentice, you are required to train and study towards an Early Years childcare standard. As an apprentice you will be given a mentor in the nursery and a Regional Early Years Trainer, who will support and provide training whilst you are at work.

Your duties will include:

  • Supporting children in play and learning activities.
  • Supporting with observations and planning for children’s development.
  • Providing care routines.
  • Supporting staff with daily routines in the setting.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding of all children.
  • Build effective relationships with children, staff and parents.
  • Adhere to the settings policies and procedures.

As an apprentice you will be included on a Level 2 or 3 Early Years Apprenticeship, this will involve a Regional Trainer delivering a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, one to one training and workplace mentoring.

The training you will be getting

  • As an Apprentice, you will be included on a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard qualification.
  • Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role.
  • This will include the completion of Functional Skills in maths and English.
    Once you have completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Inspiro Learning Regional Trainer will confirm you have met all the requirements of the standard you will be put through to the End Point Assessment.
  • The End Point Assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods, which test the skills, and knowledge of apprentices to ensure you are fully competent in your role.
  • As an Apprentice you will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, one to one training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help you to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare you for the End Point Assessment.
  • As an Apprentice you will be included on an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship. Your Qualification will be delivered by Inspiro Learning who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer meeting online with you on a regular basis to deliver the training and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This vacancy is for at least the duration of the Apprenticeship with the possibility of fulltime employment upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other none (Grade none) Desired

Things to consider

The potential candidate needs to have a range of communication skills, can use their own initiative, have a positive approach to learning. Be highly motivated and willing to take direction from the childcare team. The potential candidate needs to have an interest in early years. Be motivated, punctual at all times and use own initiative.

About the employer

Mucktubs was established in 1995, we are located in the heart of Scarborough town centre so we are easy accessible by public transport. We are a close-knit nursery, small in size and totally committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment to suit our children.







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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


Debbie Pennington


0116 504 2075

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 continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Inspiro Learning website where you can review the job vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer once you have been pre-vetted via telephone. Any problems applying or enquiries please call Debbie on 0116 504 0275.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jul 2024