Childcare Apprentice (L2) - Birmingham COTTON TAILS NURSERIES LTD

Happy Days Nursery are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice. You will be studying towards your Early Years Practitioner Level 2.

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

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.15am - 5.15pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are now looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start their career in early years education and gain hands-on experience while working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Role and Responsibilities:

As a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice, you will:

  • Assist in planning and implementing a range of activities that support children's learning and development in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework
  • Provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for the children
  • Support children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development
  • Engage with children through play, storytelling, and creative activities
  • Help maintain accurate records of children’s progress and share with parents and caregivers
  • Work closely with other team members to ensure the smooth running of the nursery / preschool
  • Attend training sessions and complete and achieve the Level 2 qualification


  • A genuine passion for working with young children
  • Commitment to completing the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Reliable, punctual, and trustworthy
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills

The training you will be getting

There are no entry requirements for this role. However, the ability to pass an enhanced DBS Check is essential. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of a full time role after the completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


Other Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Working hours Please note that anyone under the age of 18 can only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours should be amended accordingly, to fall in line with the legislation.

About the employer

Happy Days Nursery is situated in Quinton, Birmingham and first opened it’s doors in 1991. We provide private day care for children aged between 0-5yrs old. We are open Monday – Friday from 7.30am to 6pm, 52 weeks of the year (excluding Bank Holidays).




Happy Days Childrens Nursery School, 407 Hagley Road West, Quinton


B32 2AD

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Aug 2024