Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship FARM FRIENDS LTD

Farm Friends Nursery in Condover near Shrewsbury are recruiting for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprentice. A fantastic opportunity to join a well-established nursery that is Ofsted rated Outstanding who are supportive to their apprentices in developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to progress in an Early Years setting.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed after 6 months in line with progress with apprenticeship learning and performance within the nursery.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Shifts to be agreed in advance between: 7.30am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Providing care and education for children from birth to 4 years in a nursery setting under supervision of others 

A full job description will be provided at a later date, but will consist of:  

  • Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child in line with company policies and procedures
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the setting

Farm Friends is a children's day nursery located in a rural location near Shrewsbury 

We have extensive outdoor space, including a sensory room and walks around the farm 

Enhanced DBS required 

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma 
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths & English (if required)
  • Work based learning
  • End Point Assessment
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to progress onto Level 3 Early Years Educator

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn and grow, Reliable and motivated


GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths or Level 1 FS (Grade 2/3 or D-E or Level 1 FS) Essential
GCSE or equivalent GCSE English and Maths or Level 2 FS (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 FS) Desired

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to Condover as there is no public transport available. Full Enhanced DBS is required.

About the employer

Farm Friends is a family-owned and run day nursery located on a Shropshire farm. Our nursery makes the most of the surroundings, with regular walks to see the farm animals. Children also enjoy our very own nature trail, complete with bug hunts! They have the freedom to explore the natural environment around them. There are different outdoor play areas, including a mud kitchen, vegetable patch and sensory garden. Pre-school children’s favourite day is Wellie Wednesday!








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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


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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