Footsteps Day Nurseries Limited

Early years Practitioner Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Footsteps Day Nurseries Limited (Employer)

Realise Apprenticeships Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week 40 Hours Per Week
12 months (duration)
6 December 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
30 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will interact and work with the children on a day to day basis, supporting the planning and delivery of play activities.


  • 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
  • Your trainer assessor will meet with you regularly to provide teaching, learning and feedback from assessments completed. To support your progress you will be required to complete a reflective journal of the learning you have undertaken and discuss this with your trainer assessor

The weekly wage for this apprenticeship is £172.

Future Prospects

  • Progression to the level 3 early years educator standard


Reality Check

  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the employers safer recruitment process

Skills Required

  • Self-motivation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Time management

Qualities Required

  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Kind
  • Caring
  • Dedicated

Qualifications Required

  • No entry qualification required


Training Provided

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Footsteps Nurseries Limited 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. If successful, you will complete a level 2 early years practitioner apprenticeship programme, delivered through Footsteps Nurseries Limited's dedicated training provider, realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of gollowing a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020. We’ve invested heavily in our people and culture, and we want to grow our teams by finding people who share our passion and enthusiasm for creating a better future.

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