Apprentice Childcare Practitioner Level 2 LITTLE PEOPLE (ALWOODLEY) LIMITED

Little People Alwoodley is looking for an individual who is keen to start in the childcare sector. Are you interested in looking after children and wish to gain a professional qualification and valuable experience in a friendly environment, ensuring high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS?

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Closing date: 22 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

    Total of 40 hours a week falling between 7.30am and 6.00pm, Monday - Friday. May involve some occasional weekend work. 16-18 years old will not be required to work over 8 hours per day.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under supervision, keep records of children’s development and learning journeys
  • Liaise professionally with and support parents' and other family members
  • Be able to work well in a team
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, fundraising events etc.
  • To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery
  • To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery
  • To assist in enhancing the developmental progress in children
  • To implement the daily routine within the nursery
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping
  • To maintain a thorough knowledge of all the nursery’s policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected

Full description will be given at interview.

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeship qualifications are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence, professional discussions, assignments and project/case studies. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio of evidence.

You will achieve:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (370 Guided Learning Hours)
  • Functional Skills Level 1 English/maths to be achieved and support to sit tests at level 2, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once the successful candidate has completed their childcare qualification at level 2, there will be the opportunity to progress onto the Early Years Educator at Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Please consider the distance and time it takes to travel to work

About the employer

Based on the site of Alwoodley Primary School in a former school annex that many years ago provided classrooms, our warm and welcoming Nursery has been converted to offer a homely and educational environment for children from birth to 5 years, our Funclub continues with care until age 11. Little People Alwoodley is passionate about providing quality Early Years Education and the highest standards in care and safety. An exciting opportunity has arisen for Childcare Apprentices who love caring for children and wishes to develop a career in early years’ childcare and is committed to working with a great team of staff




Little People Alwoodley

The Annexe Building, Alwoodley Primary School


LS17 5HX

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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

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