Early Years Practitioner Apprentice

Nature’s Little Learners is inspired by the amazing abilities of children. We have an exciting opportunity for a fun loving, conscientious individual to join our setting. The position requires someone who is looking to start a new adventure with a career supporting young children to learn and develop in a nurturing environment.

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with your room leader/mentor, follow instructions with ease, and dedicate time and effort to learning to complete the follow to a high standard.
  • Ensures that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Observes, supports and extends children’s learnings.
  • Appropriately plans individual learning experiences for children under the EYFS curriculum.
  • Builds and maintains an effective partnership with parents.
  • To complete assignments/tasks set by assessor on time.
  • To attend all training as set out in your training agreement.
  • To complete training and gain the relevant childcare qualification.

Key expectations:

  • To dedicate your time and enthusiasm to training, learning carry out the following tasks to a high standard.
  • To deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.
  • To work alongside staff members to provide an interesting and fun environment for out of school club children.
  • To ensure that the nursery is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
  • To develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, always.
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • To help ensure we always meet Ofsted requirements.
  • To understand and work following the nursery’s policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To be a key worker alongside the key person.
  • To ensure records are properly maintained using our Online Software, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments, incident forms, daily logs etc.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the nursery’s aims and objectives.
  • To achieve full & relevant qualification in specified period.
  • To use assessor, mentor and management feedback to reflect on learning.
  • To follow all company expectations and policies.

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

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.
  • To include Level 2 Diploma in Early Years.
  • Training to take place at Nature’s Little Learners over 5 days with time given for observation recording and assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a nursery practitioner.
  • Progression to supervisor or manager.
  • Become an Early Years Educator Apprentice.

Annual wage


Plus Free Uniform. Free hot home-cooked meals.

Expected duration

15 Months