Childcare Apprenticeship Fordfield Nursery Ltd

Have a genuine desire to work with children. Be passionate about teaching the future generation. Be good at establishing relationships with others. Make a commitment to yourself to join us and gain a qualification with our help. Supportive training, relaxing environment, take the first step today and contact us.

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Closing date: 20 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free meal entitlement each day

    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 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Be involved in the day to day care of the children
  • Learn about the EYFS and how this can be used to educate children
  • Contribute to the care routine of the children on an individual basis 

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider, supporting over 4,000 learners and 1,500 organisations
  • Paragon Skills has some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. It has an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating and an overall achievement rate of 71.4%, exceeding the national average of 65.6%
  • Using a blended approach, learners are always at the forefront of our priorities. All learners are assigned a Personal Tutor who will be their main point of contact. This involves regular catch-ups, check-in emails and calls

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to progress on to level 3 and/or become an Early Years teacher for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Passion to educate children


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 2) Essential

Things to consider

To make a commitment to yourself to study hard and gain this valuable qualification

About the employer

Established in 1988, family run company, promoting happy healthy home from home environment


Fordfield Nursery Ltd





MK45 2HZ


T Payne


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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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