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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice BARNEY BEARS NURSERY LTD

Private Early Years Day Nursery/childcare. Support the nursery to provide a happy secure environment in which each child can develop at his or her own pace. Guiding them towards the Early Learning Goals as defined in the EYFS, learning through play and planned topic themes.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday / 7am - 6.30pm shifts to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Maintain detailed records of the children's day to day activities to ensure daily handovers can take place between practitioner and parent/carer. This is completed via an electronic online portal system. 
  • To provide a stimulating environment which fosters all areas of learning development under the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • To be involved in setting out equipment and activities daily in a stimulating way in preparation for the start of the day and clearing away at the end of the day. 
  • To support and supervise the children indoors (including mealtimes) and outdoors during playtime and other activities.
  • To work as part of the larger nursery team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required in order to ensure the smooth running of the nursery.
  • To encourage the holistic development of the children by providing appropriate activities and by setting good examples.

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

  • The apprentice will achieve the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship after successfully completing their End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Attend college one day per week at our Havering Ardleigh Green campus and work the remaining four days per week 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the apprenticeship programme has been successfully completed and achieved a full time contract can be offered.

Furthermore there is the opportunity to progress higher within the company and take on additional responsibilities such as keyholder, room leader or officer roles. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Confidentiality, interact & play with children, Enthusiastic, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

There may be requirements to attend staff meeting outside of normal working hours.

About the employer

A private early years setting/day nursery, providing early education and childcare to children aged 3months - 5 years.




St Luke's Courtyard

Baxter Road



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Training provider



Phil Lynch

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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