Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship ALPHA STEPS NURSERY SCHOOL LTD

Alpha Steps Nursery are looking for a Level 2 childcare apprentice to join their friendly and dedicated team. The role will include being a keyworker to support and engage with children, making learning fun. This is an ideal role for anyone who has a passion for working with children and wants to learn new skills. Great career progression!

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Closing date: 10 Aug 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 to Friday 09.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the manager of any concerns, e.g. health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Training will be done on location.
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if appliciable.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position.

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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Alpha Steps Nursery is dedicated to helping children on the way to a brighter future, thanks to innovative early years education programmes and experienced staff who understand the importance of building strong relationships with children and parents alike. A fun learning environment is made possible through a wide range of toys and activities that suit the development of different age ranges. The nursery has a secure outdoor play area and also Discovery Areas designed so that children can explore and let their imagination loose. The curriculum is based on recognised goals, which teachers look to nurture sound social, physical and emotional development alongside The nursery is attached to an independent Preparatory School on-site that caters for children 4yrs-11yrs old. Breakfast club, afterschool club, holiday club, and school bus services are available. The school is registered for the early years grant for children 2 and 3 years old.






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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

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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