Childcare Apprenticeship ACHIEVERS DAY NURSERY LTD

You will be required to complete a qualification in Early Years Childcare. The role will require you to engage positively and interact with 0-5 years old. You will be expected to develop your knowledge of child development. On a practical level you will need to work work as a team to ensure the best care and education for children.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Eligible for monthly performance bonus

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, with shifts between the hours of 7.30am and 5.30pm. Exact times of shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working as a team to meet children’s care and education needs 
  • Supporting the team to ensure high quality childcare and hygiene standards
  • Implement the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and room planning through the oversee, coordination and participation in activities
  • Supporting positive relationships with customers
  • Support the effective implementation of Key Worker system
  • Understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children, ensuring an inclusive environment
  • Support the team with cleaning tasks.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioners qualification to be achieved with the support of our in-house trainer and Achievement Training.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required.
  • Apprentices will have time out during the working day to be trained by our in-house Trainer and Apprenticeship Coordinator.
  • The training provider will attend the setting fortnightly to provide training and mentorship.
  • Finally, apprentices will learn 'on-the-job' and will be nurtured by Room Leaders. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We are looking to recruit individuals who are self-motivated, have a real passion for childcare and who are caring. As we are a large nursery, we are also able to provide development opportunities as well as the chance to work in different age groups.
  • The successful apprentice will be keen to undertake their Level 2 with a view to quickly progress to a Level 3 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

We have a strict no smoking, jewellery, false nails or nail polish policy. Candidates who show interest in childcare, in or around Plymouth and achieve a minimum of level 4 for GCSE English and Maths will be short listed.

About the employer

At Achievers Day Nursery we are a big family and keen to welcome new members to the team. We are committed to supporting continued professional development and offer team members opportunities throughout the year to further develop their knowledge and also skills. As a large nursery, we are able to provide development opportunities and the chance to work in different age groups.




247 Old Laira





Julie Costello


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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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