Apprentice Early Years Assistant YMCA Childcare

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our fantastic Childcare provision in Lowestoft. Are you passionate about supporting children to have the best start in life, eager to learn about child development from skilled and motivated practitioners and someone who wants to have fun and be part of a fantastic team?

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a term time role, Pay will be pro-rata to reflect the number of weeks worked. For more information, please see our website

    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, 8.45am-3.15pm, 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Term Time.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working with our team you'll be

  • Planning and delivering learning activities inline for children and babies
  • Supporting children's daily routines
  • Liaising and supporting parents and careers ensuring they are well-informed of their child's progress

The training you will be getting

You'll receive on-the-job training by our highly skilled and experienced team and have visits from your tutor whilst at work.

Working towards achieving your level 2 Early Years qualification, you'll have the opportunity to upskill your maths and English training too - reaching a minimum of level 1 in these areas (if you've not already achieved this)


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We encourage all of our level 2 apprentice's to progress on to their level 3 Early Years Educator. Many of our apprentices remain with us for several years and specialise, such as becoming a SENCO, or become Room Leaders. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

In accordance with safer recruitment processes many of the roles we recruit for require successful candidates to undertake an appropriate criminal record background check. If an offer of work is accepted, YMCA Trinity Group will facilitate these checks on behalf of our staff and volunteers via the Disclosure and Barring Service

About the employer

Working at YMCA Trinity Group is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! People choose to work at YMCA Trinity Group because they want to make a difference in the lives of young people and they want to work in an environment that will support them to do so.


YMCA Childcare


YMCA Childcare

Water Lane


NR32 2NH


Kim Streater

01502 585882

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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

Employer's Application Instructions

We require an application form, completed in full, should you wish to be considered for a role with YMCA Trinity Group. Applications are scored against the relevant job description. CVs will not be considered as an application, merely an expression of interest.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024