Early Years Apprenticeship FIDGETY FEET LTD

A rural day nursery for 0 - 5 year olds plus after school club. An apprenticeship suitable for someone aged 17 and over. 30 Hours per week over 4 days, 6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank holidays (3 weeks in August, 2 weeks at Christmas, 1 week at Easter). Training provided by our training provider with a 1-1 mentor, supportive environment.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours a week across 4 days, 6 weeks paid holiday per year including bank holidays (3 weeks in August, 2 weeks at Christmas and 1 week at Easter).

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    1 Year

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main responsibilities:

To learn how to:

  • Deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for
    children aged 0-5 years
  • Ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • Develop partnerships with all staff / parents / carers to increase
    involvement in their child’s development
  • Be responsible for any tasks delegated by the senior leadership team
  • Complete all academic aspects of the apprenticeship
  • Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both
    indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage
    (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • Help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • Understand and work to nursery policies and procedures including
    how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to
    respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • Plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • Assist key person and become a key person
  • Ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily diaries
    attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • Liase closely with parents / carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement when requested
  • Work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance
    with the settings aims and objectives

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship with possibilities of going onto Level 3. Training will on the job with online courses. You will be allocated a mentor and an assessor. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A job offer and opportunities to complete Level 3 Early Years. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


Other Own transport (Grade Drive or able to get a lift) Essential

Things to consider

Benefits include staff parking, 3 meals a day plus snacks, casual uniform provided.

About the employer

We are a rural day nursery for 0 to 5 year olds plus after school club. Open 46 weeks of the year.







CM17 0QB


Jackie Neagle



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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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