Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship - Childcare Level 2 The Mulberry Tree

Little Rainbows are looking for a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice to join their team. As a nursery they have received the highest possible grading of “OUTSTANDING” in all areas under the new 2018 framework from Ofsted. They are also proud winners of a Champions Award from the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA).

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

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed at offer stage.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Little Rainbows a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice is required for this busy open plan day nursery.

You will be trained up in all aspects of the Level 2 Qualification including:

  • Toileting
  • Feeding
  • Planning activities
  • Doing risk assessments
  • Telling stories
  • Reading
  • Counting
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Communicating with team and children and parents

The training you will be getting

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Little Rainbows will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day. You will be working towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Level 2
  • Early Years Practitioner Qualification
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required
  • This will be delivered through Little Rainbow's dedicated training provider, Realise. Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified will progress onto Level 3 Childcare or Leadership and Supervision Level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role This is an active role, that can be quite strenuous

About the employer

A purpose built nursery situated in the centre of Wallasey Village. They are a small, dedicated, 36 place, family orientated day nursery who pride themselves on having children at the heart of what they do. Little Rainbows offer childcare for children aged from birth to 5 years Monday to Friday 8am-6pm.


The Mulberry Tree


Mulberry House 128-130, Market Street

Wirral, Cheshire

CH47 3BH

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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

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jul 2024