Early Years Practitioner Apprentice

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Our client based in Brighton is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner apprentice to learn to take care of children from ages of 0-8yrs. (after school club) Support their learning and development through EYFS. Create a stimulating and safe environment for them to learn and play in. Most importantly to show enthusiasm for the role and ensure that children are happy and secure.


They are looking for someone who has a genuine passion for working with early Years children.

That individual needs to want to learn new skills and be open to challenging themselves and any pre-conceived ideas of how children best develop. This is to ensure as a nursery practitioner you have a wide range of skills that can be employed in different situations with a very wide range of children’s individual needs.

The ability to self-reflect on day’s events and allow for critical thinking is essential in order to be good at this job.

To be able to present a bright and positive outlook even on days that are sometimes a struggle is also essential. Children need to feel the security of thinking that those that are caring for them want to be doing so and are enjoying it.

Desired skills

  • Good listening skills and learnability to learn an education frame-work.
  • Self-reflection skills,
  • Needed to assess own role in helping children develop.
  • Being organised with time to make most use of quieter periods in the day to complete Observations of children.

Personal qualities

  • Genuine enthusiasm to work with young children.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English, Math and IT – minimum grade 4 / C (or equivalent)


  • Lots of room for progression. Once qualified we have never let an apprentice go in order to have a new apprentice. Every apprentice who works for us gets a full time job at the end if both parties are still happy. We promote from within; we have had 1 staff member go from level 2 to EYP and then on to teaching in schools.

Job Features

Job CategoryEarly Years Childcare
HoursMonday-Friday, 30-40 hours per week
Salary£13,520-£15,600 per annum depending on experience

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