Caterpillar Nursery Early Years Level 2 Apprenticeship

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
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Motivated
  • 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

At Caterpillar Nursery you can be sure your child will be safe, happy and have lots of fun whilst in the hands of a highly qualified Early Years team. We provide an environment of warmth, challenge and encouragement for all our children whether they are toddlers and infants watching the mysteries of the world unfold or pre-schooler’s making exciting discoveries and preparing for life’s next big step.​The special partnership we have with Brookhurst Primary School offers a safe bridge for our children to dip their toes into mainstream education and the encouragement and opportunities they will have with us will have a powerful impact on their futures. As a small preschool with a big heart and a great reputation, nursery places can fill up quickly and so we encourage all our families to come for a visit as soon as possible to ensure we can reserve a place for your little one.

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

Skill requirements

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
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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