Early Years Educator Apprentice The Little Acorns Nursery

Do you want to be part of an outstanding Nursery? At Little Acorns Day Nursery we are keen to employ the ‘right person’. Personality, enthusiasm and ambition are the most important qualities within our practitioners. You will receive a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Qualification.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid breaks and lunch

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts TBC during interview

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 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

  • Working with children in the setting and on outings
  • Ensuring the safety and security of children in the setting
  • Promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through provocations and invitations to play
  • Supporting children's care routines
  • Supporting meal and sleep times
  • Helping to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities from outdoor play to creative activities and reading stories
  • To supervise and support children's play extending their interests ensuring they feel safe and secure at all times

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Qualification
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiastic, Ambitious, Passionate


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Desired

About the employer

About Little Acorns We understand that children learn more in their first years than at any other time but they must enjoy their environment and learn through play. When a child attends our nursery their days will be filled with fun, laughter, love and excitement. Whilst attending our nursery the children will follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ which is the current welfare standards and learning framework for children from birth to 5 years. This framework is designed to nurture children’s progression and recognises each child as an individual. Development is monitored and recorded by a child’s ‘Key Person’. This involves the completion of on-going observational assessments which inform planning for each child’s continuing development through play based activities. Learning Journeys are also initiated when a child enters the nursery, noting all their significant achievements until they leave us to start school. Although these profiles remain confidential to others, they are available for parents to see upon request.


The Little Acorns Nursery






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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


Maxim Business Training



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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