Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship – The Avenue Day Nursery

Job description

As a Level 5 Apprentice you will be a key member of the team and you daily duties may include:

Observe, assess, plan, facilitate and participate in play opportunities which include current curriculum requirements.

Provide a dynamic, evolving and enabling environment that reflects the current interests, motivations, and play of individual and groups of children.

Engage in effective strategies to develop and extend children's learning and thinking, including sustained shared thinking.

Support and promote children’s speech, language and communication development and determining and adapting appropriate responses and interventions.

Support children to engage in a range of learning contexts such as individual, small groups and larger groups as appropriate for their play and support confidence within social experiences.

Ensure staff are deployed effectively to suit and enhance the learning environment, prioritising the safety and wellbeing of all children.

Be confident to identify, action and competently challenge issues and undertake difficult conversations where appropriate.

Advocate for children through their child centred approach, listening to the voice of the child; ensuring children’s rights, views and wishes are heard, respected and acted upon at all times. Offer appropriate support and influence decisions in the best interests of the child.

Employer information

The Avenue Day Nursery is located in a converted barn in the centre of Mildenhall, a pretty village in Wiltshire. The nursery is a small 52 place settings split between 3 rooms and a large outdoor classroom and garden. The grassy garden is perfect for learning about nature, and the large undercover area lets the children play outside whatever the weather. Throughout The Avenue's nurseries, children are encouraged to explore and spend as much time as possible outside. The team run forest sessions and regular walks around the village.

Additional information



A-C (4-9) Grades in maths or equivalent is essential

A-C (4-9) Grades in English or equivalent is essential 

Level 3 childcare is essential

Good knowlege of the sector is essential

Subject to a pre assignment which is to be completed prior to enrolling

Skill requirements

  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Communication skills
Full time employment maybe available at the end of the apprenticeship
Training provided

Early Years lead Practitioner Level 5 standard

Early Years Level 5 Diploma 

End-Point Assesment (EPA)

On the job training 

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