The Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship is a 14 month programme that has been designed for individuals who are at the start of the career or who wish to take their first steps into the childcare sector. It is also suitable for those who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of childcare.


This apprenticeship is perfect for:

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Nursery Practitioner
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Assistant Childminder
  • Nanny
  • Early Years Worker


The Benefits:

As childcare is a demanding and growing profession, it is important for early years settings to have skilled staff with good qualifications and experience. You will develop a range of personal and professional skills, using creativity and imagination to support the development of pre-school children. You will be provided the opportunity to grow and develop, embedding your organisation’s values and ethos.

Both existing and new staff can become apprentices, allowing them to receive nationally recognised qualifications within childcare. Apprentices feel valued within the business which can improve staff
retention and is a great way to attract/develop new talent into your business.

Apprentices are given the opportunities to use new skills they have learnt to support and develop young children through interactions during play. Staff are supported to provide an enriching learning
experience that promotes the areas of learning and development within the EYFS.

As part of government policy to raise the quality of an apprentice’s learning, a ‘20% off the job learning’ policy applies to apprenticeships. Off-the-job training can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.


How to Apply:

If you are an employer

If you’re an employer, you can start apprenticeships at any time of the year, provided your staff meet the entry requirements. 

  • If your annual bill is over £3 million, you can begin set up through the Apprenticeship Service.
  • If your annual pay bill is under £3 million, you can set up payment below.

If you are seeking an apprenticeship and employment

If you’re seeking an apprenticeship and employment, you can search our apprenticeship vacancies. For any enquiries, you can contact us on 020 8891 0992, alternatively, please contact us via the Contact Us  button below.

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