Childcare Apprentice at Smilers LTD - Intermediate (Level 2)

Smilers Ltd (Employer)

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,944.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 09.00am to 17.30pm
16 months (duration)
1 October 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To you will be working as part of team assisting the supervisors, with the daily running of the nursery base room. You will required to supervise the children inside and outside.


Please find below some of your duties and expectations as an apprentice:

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child's individual needs are met
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of all children
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive in developing own skills within the workplace
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional development
  • Communicate with their line Manager regarding the activities and progress within the room

As an Apprentice, you will be working alongside qualified staff who will show you the ropes. You will be assigned a mentor to provide you with support within your nursery, helping you to complete the tasks you need so you can progress in your qualification. You will attend Learning & Development courses at our training centres, where you will be provided with the knowledge to develop your personal skills and practice.

Your Development Coach will visit you regularly in your nursery, assessing the work you are doing, providing recognition for your progress and vital guidance on how you can improve. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to kick start your career with Busy Bees!

We reserve the right to close a job prior to the initial closing date.

Future Prospects

Progression on to Level 3 and develop into more senior roles within a nursery.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills

Qualities Required

  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence
  • Commitment to continued professional development

Qualifications Required

No prior qualifications required

Training Provided

This level 2 course is for anyone interested in building a career in the children and young people’s workforce. Alternatively, this can also be used for staff who already work in the sector who are looking to develop their skills and gain a recognised qualification.

This includes learning the following:

  • EYFS
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Young children's development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)
  • Functional Skills (if required)

The level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification confirms competence under supervision in these areas and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at level 3.

The duration of this course is 16 months and includes EPA.

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