Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship CANOPY CHILDRENS NURSERY

An excellent opportunity to work as a nursery assistant at Canopy Children's Nursery. You will receive exceptional support, training and mentoring within the nursery setting and from your skills coach at Juniper Training. You will gain an understanding of policies and procedures and child development and knowledge of EYFS and Canopy curriculum.

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Closing date: 24 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

    Monday - Friday on a rota basis to be agreed in advance between 7.30am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Deliver the highest care and education standards and ensure secure knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures and child development and knowledge of EYFS and Canopy curriculum and regulatory standards
  • Ensuring internal policies and procedures and legislation from governing bodies are adhered to and demonstrate your knowledge through high standards of practice
  • Deliver and support the Canopy curriculum to ensure a child-centred approach to operating all aspects of the nursery and support the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children in line with the Quality Assurance Framework
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with all stakeholders of the nursery and wider Canopy community including parent’s professionals and colleagues
  • Ensure keeping health and safety policies and procedures and continuously and demonstrate behaviours that underpin a high performing safety culture
  • Working as part of the team to ensure all essential day to day tasks are completed in line with the demands of the area you are working within i.e., hygiene standards and room preparation
  • Understand the referral processes when necessary to engage with professionals to support a child referral
  • Attend staff meetings and training to ensure a continuation of personal professional development to ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date, full, and relevant to the role

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 BTEC Diploma for Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required
  • End Point Assessment
  • Work based learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Canopy Children's Day Nursery will offer further development and progression whenever possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Experience of working children, Caring and compassionate


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths (Grade 2/3 or D-E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Desired

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to the nursery within the advertised working hours?

About the employer

At Canopy we are on a mission to give children the best possible beginnings and help bring more harmony into parents’ busy lives. Offering a supportive, nurturing day care service that’s tailored around each family.




The Four Crosses

Holyhead Road



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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


Diane Jones


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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