An Early Years Practitioner works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional in the Early Years Workforce.

Apprentices will be responsible for supporting activities based around the needs of individual children within the setting, and supporting their learning through planned, purposeful play. They will support the observation and assessment of each child, and assist with their care needs as required. They will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents/carers or other professionals to meet each child’s individual needs.

Why an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn whilst you learn – you can gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in a paid job, whilst also studying a relevant qualification. Based in the workplace for a minimum of 30 hours per week, apprentices will receive support and guidance from a College Tutor and Assessor to work through their qualification. Apprentices must also have achieved Level 1 English and Maths (or equivalent) prior to completing their apprenticeship. For more information about Apprenticeships, click here.

Possible Job Roles:

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

Standard: 550

Duration: 12-15 months.

Course Fee:

Help with course fees is available. Please click here to see if you qualify.

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Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship

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