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• Working with young children, encouraging them to develop their social awareness, learn about their environment through play while ensuring individuals needs are met while promoting their welfare. Duties include preparing exciting lessons that make use of visual prompts, audio and colour, teaching children basic learning tools, such as recognising numbers, shapes, colours or naming everyday objects and completing online observations of key children.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - 8am to 3pm Tuesday 8:15 am to 6pm Thursday 8:15am to 6pm Friday 8:15am to 12:15pm

    Total hours per week: 31.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Encouraging young children to enjoy learning about their environment through play and activities
  • Encouraging the development of social awareness through interactions with other children
  • Preparing exciting lessons that make use of visual prompts, audio and colour
  • Teaching children basic learning tools, such as recognising numbers, shapes, colours or naming everyday objects
  • Ensuring that children are collected each day by their designated parents, relatives or carers
  • Ensuring that classrooms and outside play areas are child-friendly and safe
  • Keeping up to date with early years learning developments, including new activities to try in classes or new styles of teaching
  • Completing online observations of key children
  • Planning within the team for their designated classroom
  • Notifying parents of positive progress and suggesting ways to overcome early development problems

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Working towards completing Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship standard
  • Work based learning to achieve Early Years Practitioner Qualification with occasional workshops at Hertford Regional College
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - D (9 - 3)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*- D (9 - 3)) Essential

Things to consider

8.15am starts with some 6pm finishes.

About the employer

We are a well established term time nursery based in Brookmans Park with an incredible reputation that has the capacity for 40+ children per day. We are surrounded by 8acres of woodland and we use our unique surroundings to ensure that children have amazing opportunities to explore and learn as much outside as they do inside. We had just had an amazing Ofsted report and we are open 5days a week for children aged 3months-4yrs.








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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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