What experiences will I have on the apprenticeship?
You will be a member of the nursery team undertaking the full range of early years practitioners’ duties.
What happens when I have finished the apprenticeship?
We would expect you to continue working at Kids Planet progressing onto higher level qualifications.
How will I learn on the course?
The apprenticeship is a work-based qualification, which means that most of the training and assessment for the apprenticeship will be completed at the nursery supported by on line and face to face delivery at one of our training venues. You will need to build an apprenticeship portfolio of evidence. Our Academy trainer will observe you in the workplace and guide you on which pieces of work-based evidence are suitable for your portfolio.
Towards the end of your apprenticeship you will have a meeting with your trainer and manager to determine whether you are ready for you End Point Assessment (EPA). The EPA is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have learnt throughout the apprenticeship. You will practice parts of the EPA assessment throughout the apprenticeship and you will only take the final assessment when you feel ready.
Who can do an apprenticeship?
Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed or leaving school. There is no upper age limit.
When does the Apprenticeship start?
We have a roll on roll off approach there is no set start dates we start apprentices every week.
How long will the apprenticeship last?
Level 2 will take approx. 15 months and level 3, approx. 18 months.
What qualifications do I need?
No qualifications necessary just the right attitude and willingness to learn.
What will I be paid?
If you are under 19 you must be paid at least the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage of £5.28 an hour (from April 2023), however this may vary.
If you are 19 after completing the first year of your apprenticeship, you must be paid at least the full National Minimum Wage.
All Kids Planet apprentices are employed and have a contract of employment. You are counted as a regular employee and get all benefits such as holiday and sick leave.
Do I need prior experience?
Not for level 2, we would expect that you have some prior experience for level 3.
Where will I be based?
We have lots of nurseries across the NW and Midlands and will try and match you up as close to home as possible.
I would like to sign up – what happens next?
Please complete our enquiry form.
We hope these FAQs helped to answer any queries you may have. If you still need assistance please contact our Training team.
I work in the tots room at Salford Quays – I’ve been here for 8 months and in that time I’ve had an in-depth induction and lots of training. I love coming to work because the great staff make me feel welcome and the practice here is outstanding. Kids Planet are always offering me new learning opportunities – they want me to work my way up the company ladder. My management team are amazing and they are always looking for ways to support me.
During my apprentice journey I have become more passionate about working with children and grab every opportunity I can to gain more experience within an outstanding early years setting. Whilst working I have learnt to adapt to any situation and have been supporting parents throughout their child’s journey with us. But my biggest achievement is the knowledge that I have gained. I am now able to give each child the best start in life.
I have enjoyed doing my level 3. I feel like I have gained so much out of doing it. I know I received a nomination for apprentice of the year earlier this year. I now feel I understand legislations and the EYFS a lot more and what is expected. My practice has improved due to having more confidence with sharing ideas and views and also implementing them in Pre-school. My tutor, Lynne has supported and guided me through everything and answered all my questions I needed answering and she was always positive. From finishing my Level 3 I was then promoted to Senior and now I have become Room leader of Pre-School.