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First Steps Nursery – Apprentice Early Years Practitioner

Company Name: First Steps Nursery

Company Address:
Victor Street
DN32 7QN

Closing date: 31 March 2022

Brief overview of the role:  We are looking for someone with a love of working with children 2 – 5 year old where you will gain a qualification in: Early Years Practitioner level 2 or depending on the candidate Early Years Educator Level 3. If you want to work with children and gain a qualification Apply now. 

Apprenticeship summary

Working week: Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 am – 6 pm

Total hours per week: 30 hours

Expected duration: 13 months

Weekly Wage: £144.30

Possible start date: 19 April 2022

Apprenticeship level: 2

Reference number: VAC001830745

Positions: 1 available

About the Employer

If you are located in sunny Grimsby or anywhere in the Lincolnshire region and are looking for trustworthy child day care? Then choose us to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for your child or children. 

At our day care, we will provide the perfect environment in which your child will thrive and develop, making lifelong friendships and gaining essential skills. Our facilities at First Steps Grimsby Ltd are suited for children under 2s and for ages 2 to 5 years. We cover Lincolnshire. If you wish to meet our team or want to find out more about our services, contact us today. 

 Vacancy description

Brief description of responsibilities

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are met at all times 
  • To become involved in children’s activities so as to stimulate and extend their learning 
  • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility 
  • Providing an environment that is safe, stimulating and challenging, ensuring compliance with ‘The Children Act 2004’ and the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ 
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children 
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements 
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices 
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise, and report any necessary matters 
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the Management Team 
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the Management Team 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills 

  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to prioritise tasks 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Good problem-solving skills 

Personal qualities 

  • Trustworthy 
  • Presentable 
  • Punctual 
  • Friendly 
  • Confident 
  • Fun 
  • Great personality 
  • Good manners 

Desired qualifications 

English and maths at GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A*-C/9-4 would be an advantage, as would a previous childcare qualification. 

Future prospects 

For the successful candidate there is the opportunity of ongoing employment and progression upon completion of the relevant qualification. 

Training Provider



Zoe Harrop

Training to be provided

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • End-point assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • If you already have the Level 2 childcare qualification then you can apply and be considered for the Early years Educator level 3. 

Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner

Job Category: Early Years
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Job Location: DN32 7QN Grimsby

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