We are looking for an early years apprentice. You'll be expected to develop and maintain the day-to-day organising and functionality of the setting provisions, and to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and psychological development of the children is taken into full account.

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Closing date: 30 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, hours between 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To encourage the children to maintain and develop their own individuality and independence
  • To support the day-to-day responsibility for the efficient running of the setting facility
  • To ensure that developmental records for your key group are kept up to date
  • To support your colleagues and work as part of a team in providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all children (ages range from 6 weeks to 13 years dependent on the setting)
  • To assist in the development of an attractive stimulating range of equipment, activities and displays relevant to the age and needs of the children in the setting, which encourage independence, self-motivation and eagerness to learn
  • To treat the information of matters relating to the work within the setting as confidential
  • To ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene and welfare whilst maintaining adequate supervision of the conduct of the children attending the setting
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed at all times
  • To help support the management team to ensure that the Ofsted standards including EYFS are followed at all times
  • To support the management team in striving to deliver an outstanding setting
  • Any other duties that may be required

The training you will be getting

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for The Early Years Practitioner:
    The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce
  • This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification
  • No day release to college is required as meetings will take place via Microsoft Teams calls or visits to the setting

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of gaining a full-time working contract upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Essential

About the employer

Our new Day Nursery and Pre-School at Godstone farm is made possible via our partnership with the established and award-winning childcare experts, Kids Play Childcare. Many of us have come to appreciate the undisputable benefits of getting outside and closer to nature, which is why the nursery offers just that; lots of stimulating play within a natural environment.








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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


Jenny Lindley



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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