Early Years Practitioner Apprentice - Level 2 Childcare (Wirral)

  • Smarties Day Nursery and Pre-school
  • Meols, Wirral , Wirral
  • £5.28 per hour

Smarties Day Nursery are looking to hire an early years apprentice. Are you looking for an exciting role to learn and progress in this sector? You will help children with their learning and development and offer a range of activities based on children's development and interests.

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  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Meols, Wirral
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years practitioner (ST0888)
  • Employer
    Smarties Day Nursery and Pre-school


Smarties Day Nursery and pre-school aim to replicate the warm and secure home environment that encourages children to learn, play and flourish whilst you are out at work. There is a vast array of resources and planned activities to meet your child's growing interests. They pride themselves on providing an enabling environment that allows children to develop their curiosity and skills whilst exploring alone or with friends.

As an apprentice you will be required to;

  • Ensure the welfare and safety of children is promoted and report safeguarding issues and concerns to the person in charge
  • Support the planning and delivery of purposeful play activities in line with the early years foundation stage
  • Work with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure children’s individual needs are met
  • Support the children to understand healthy life choices through engaging play activities
  • Take an active role in seeking out continuous professional development opportunities during the apprentices programme and beyond
  • Use communication and knowledge of child development to engage with children and support those requiring additional support
  • Support children who are experiencing transitions such as moving to school or birth of a sibling, using your knowledge of the children to support them
  • Carry out respectful care routines such as feeding, nappy changing and dental care
  • Take an active part in the completion of their apprenticeship, meeting deadlines set by their trainer assessor and working with the dedicated mentor to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Support children’s numeracy, literacy and language through a range of play activities and opportunities

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 244868)

Company website : https://www.smartiesnursery.co.uk/

  • Flexible
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • No formal entry requirements or experience.

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Smarties day nursery and pre-school 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 Smarties day nursery and pre-school'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.

  • Flexibility
  • Effective communication skills
  • Someone looking to progress
  • Candidates can progress onto Level 3 apprenticeship

  • Train station is 5 mins away also has good bus routes and free parking available on site.

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