Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship - Little Swans Day Nursery

Early Years

Job description

As an apprentice you will be a key member of the nursery team, your duties may include:

Planning and delivering fun and educational activities with the children

Play alongside and with children to support their play

Contribute to children’s records through observation

Assist with the supervision of children at rest times and at mealtimes

Contribute in creating a safe, happy environment for the children

Ensure the play area is clean and tidy at all times

Working alongside outside agencies in supporting the children

Useful Qualities to have

Friendly and approachable

Patient and caring

The ability to interact positively with children and adults

Flexible and willing to carry out a number of different activities within the job role




Good time keeping

This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

Employer information

Little Swans is a homely welcoming nursery, located just off the Swan Island by the library, in the Yardley vicinity.  The A45, running parallel to the Nursery, gives easy access to motorway and city routes, all within a few minutes drive.

It is privately owned and comprises of three detached properties, lying in its own extensive grounds to both front and rear.  The nursery lies well back from the road with ample parking for parents.  There is also disabled access and parking.

Having been extensively refurbished Little Swans is a modern purpose designed nursery offering very high standards of childcare for children from 3 months to 8 years.

The proprietor, Elaine Boulton opened the nursery in 2001, the Manager Samantha Tranter joined Little Swans in 2004.  Both will be on-site to ensure the highest standards are met and maintained.  Elaine works 5 mornings and Sam full time. 

Our aim is to become part of your family, a loving and caring nursery, offering good advice, exceptional practice, and on-going support.

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Key info

Our reference


Wages per week



37.5 p/w


West Midlands, Birmingham



Possible start





Early Years


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Additional information


Good Maths- A-C (9-4) Grades in maths or equivalent is desired but not essential
Good English - A-C (9-4) Grades in English or equivalent is desired but not essential


Progression to a higher level qualification or full time employment may be available after completion of the apprenticeship.

Training provided

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
On the job training


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