Childcare Apprentice APPLE DAY CARE LTD

A Level 2 Childcare Apprentice is required. The apprentice will be expected to work alongside a team of qualified and unqualified staff to support the daily running’s of the nursery routine and provide a safe nurturing environment for the children. The manager on site will support the apprentice’s development and make sure college work is also being completed. Duties include: changing nappies, cleaning the food room and making sure the cleanliness of the setting is being kept on top off.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 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

    Minimum of 30 hours per week working a range of hours on the following days/times: Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 18:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The apprentice will work both inside and outside of the nursery and carry out basic cleaning duties linked with the children alongside the rest of the team.
  • Changing nappies, cleaning the food room and making sure the cleanliness of the setting is being kept on top off.
  • The apprentice will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the EYFS statutory framework and how it’s used throughout the nursery to support child development, planning, observing and interacting throughout a range of activities.

The training you will be getting

Working towards completing Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard.

Workbased learning with adhoc sessions at Hertford Regional College or online.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be opportunities for progression and a permanent position subject to performance
  • Progression to a level 3 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Reliable, Friendly, Excellent time keeping


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

About the employer

At Apple Daycare we offer a professional childcare service in a relaxed, homely environment. We are committed to the overarching principles and aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017). We work to the very highest, most modern and forward thinking standards in practice. This ensures that the children in our care feel safe, secure and enjoy a well-rounded, fun and loving experience in their most formative early years.




Lemsford Village Hall

Brocket Road, Lemsford

Welwyn garden City


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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


The Apprenticeship Team


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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