Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Childerwood Nursery

Childerwood Nursery is offering the chance for looking to join the childcare profession to train & study towards an apprenticeship qualification as an Early Years Practitioner. You will work alongside your workplace mentors & apprenticeship assessors to complete a portfolio & a diploma that will see you get a great start in childcare.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts between Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm. 50 weeks a year and between 30 to 40 hours.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure all children attending Childerwood Nursery receive high quality care, are kept safe and are provided with planned and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

  • To work as a member of the staff team to ensure that all children and their families receive a consistent service to the highest possible standard.

  • To train and learn in a supportive and caring environment

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner, Level 2 - Standard. 
  • Protected learning time (off the job) during paid working hours.
  • Early Years Workshops
  • 1:1 assessor support
  • Workplace mentors
  • Maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Based on performance of the apprentice during the training, a full time, permanant position may be on offer. Future training to expand your Early Years career is possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* to C (4 - 9), Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C (4 - 9), Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

The position will require the apprentice to work with children and therefore involve mandatory training such as but not limited to: Safeguarding of children Paediatric First Aid The role will also be subject to a successful DBS check before a formal job offer is made.

About the employer

Vision: At Childerwood Nursery we believe in ‘Growing Learners for Life’ and our Early Years vision is to provide children with a high-quality education through a child centred approach. We have passionate staff who celebrate the uniqueness of all children. We strive to educate using contextual learning which is linked to the children’s interests. We deliver our learning through a balance of adult led and child-initiated activities, aiming to develop the children’s independence and make them intrinsically motivated to learn throughout their environment. We follow our ‘Tapestry Online Learning Journey’ curriculum. At Childerwood Nursery we believe every child, family and member of staff matters. We strive to work in partnership, through a culture of listening, to enable everyone to achieve their true potential. We are building a successful learning community which celebrates diversity. We will be welcoming, friendly, respectful, thoughtful and supportive in providing a safe place where we can grow and learn together. Mission Statement: In line with Ofsted requirements we also adopt the following statement: At Childerwood Nursery we actively promote the universal values of democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs. We believe, for very young children this means learning right from wrong, learning to take turns and share: and challenging negative views and stereotypes. We do not promote views and theories that are contrary to established scientific or historical evidence and explanations.


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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


Anthony Winsper


01603 306611

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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