Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship - Daisychain Clifton Nursery DAISYCHAIN BRISTOL LTD

Are you Level 3 qualified looking for progression? This is an exciting opportunity for someone experienced seeking progression. Daisychain is a vibrant and warm nursery that offers opportunity for learning and growth for all.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, working hours to be determined.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Level 5 Apprentice you will be a key member of the team and you daily duties may include:

  • Observe, assess, plan, facilitate and participate in play opportunities which include current curriculum requirements.
  • Provide a dynamic, evolving and enabling environment that reflects the current interests, motivations, and play of individual and groups of children.
  • Engage in effective strategies to develop and extend children's learning and thinking, including sustained shared thinking.
  • Support and promote children’s speech, language and communication development and determining and adapting appropriate responses and interventions.
  • Support children to engage in a range of learning contexts such as individual, small groups and larger groups as appropriate for their play and support confidence within social experiences.
  • Ensure staff are deployed effectively to suit and enhance the learning environment, prioritising the safety and wellbeing of all children.
  • Be confident to identify, action and competently challenge issues and undertake difficult conversations where appropriate.
  • Advocate for children through their child centred approach, listening to the voice of the child; ensuring children’s rights, views and wishes are heard, respected and acted upon at all times. Offer appropriate support and influence decisions in the best interests of the child.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years lead Practitioner Level 5 standard
  • Early Years Level 5 Diploma 
  • End-Point Assesment (EPA)
  • On the job training 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time employment may be available after completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

If you are using public transport to get to this employer, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular service is available.

About the employer

Daisychain Clifton Nursery for pre-school children, from birth to 5 years old, is set in a 4-floor beautifully renovated Victorian building in the heart of Clifton village. They are very proud of their ample outdoor play space as this has enabled them to develop a stimulating and enriched learning experience. Daisychain Clifton a superb choice of childcare and pre-school education. Their staff really do go the extra mile, they are the epitome of conscientious and brilliantly creative child carers that you would want to look after your child. Committed to not only on-going professional development, they are a vibrant team and their enthusiasm and innovative approaches are evident throughout their delivery, day after day of the Early Years curriculum. Daisychain Clifton children, from birth to the age of 5, are grouped together by age and developmental stage throughout their time at the nursery. Transitions between groups and upwards through the nursery years are handled sensitively. The nursery have been inspected by Ofsted in 2020 and 2014, the most recent inspection earnt them another Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating.




1 Clifton Park



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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 lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 18 Jul 2024