Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship at The Beehive Day Nursery, Taunton THE BEEHIVE DAY NURSERY LTD

Do you have strong passion for early years with the ambition to provide a high standard of care and education for every child under the age of 5 helping to lay the foundations for their future? In this role you will be willing to learn, able to keep children safe and ensure that the environment reflects the children’s needs and interests.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 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 - Friday. Times to be discussed at interview. We are open each day between 7.30 am and 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A suitable candidate would have a strong passion for early years with the ambition to provide a high standard of care and education for every child under the age of 5, helping to lay the foundations for their future.

Candidates must be willing to learn and able to follow instructions from team members whilst using their initiative to keep children safe and to ensure that the environment reflects the children’s needs and interests.  You will be required to:

  • Assist in the provision of a warm caring environment for children and their families, accessible to all
  • Provide high quality childcare for under fives, which includes planning for a wide range of exciting activities and opportunities which meet the developmental needs and interests of each child
  • Have an awareness of the seven areas of the EYFS from observations and following the children’s interests
  • To integrate children and parents with disabilities, sensitively and positively into The Beehive, promoting participation in a range of quality activities and experiences, based on the child’s interests
  • To actively research and contribute to long term and medium-term planning
  • Liaise with parents/carers and external agencies (where needed) regularly through parent’s evenings and daily opportunities to share the child’s achievements through termly target setting and their Learning Pathway and to highlight any concerns you may have
  • Work alongside with the Key Persons and SENCo to share concerns a child may have and discuss an action plan and suitable next steps (for example, implementing a Support Plan)
  • Ensure someone known and agreed by the nursery and parent collects the child
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures. You must take responsibility for ensuring you keep up to date with any changes
  • To seek support from senior staff whenever necessary
  • To have a group of Key Children

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • End Point Assessment - Knowledge Test and Professional

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If successful, the candidate could be supported to progress to a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

A DBS check will be required for this role. This will be arranged by the employer.

About the employer

The Beehive Day Nursery is a family-run business which opened in January 2012. The nursery is located within a quiet, semi-rural location, close to the park and ride with ample parking for drop-off and collection. The Beehive Day Nursery provides a safe and nurturing environment for babies and children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are registered for 62 children, having expanded from a 43 place nursery, due to such high demand, back in 2013.








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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


Philippa Bancroft



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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