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Apprentice nursery practitioner

Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate who has a passion for working with children but is looking to progress and ideally level 2 qualified to work towards to a level 3 qualifications needed to begin working in the childcare sector.

You will be working with a range of age groups during your training, reporting to both the manager and your team leader who will be available to support you closely in the room. Some of your responsibilites will be: 

To ensure that the children in attendance receive the highest possible standard of childcare and professional practice

To assist the Nursery Manager and other senior members of staff in the promotion and maintenance of a warm, stimulating and caring environment

To attend to any child’s physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs whilst offering the child the opportunity to advance in their language development

To supervise children at snack and mealtimes, nurturing good manners and social skills

To assist in the planning, implementation and participation in variety of activities by age/stage of development appropriate to the child

To be aware of each child’s ability encouraging and developing their self-esteem and independence during the day

To reflect non-racial and non-sexist attitudes through good nursery practice when dealing with children and parents at the Nursery

To recognise the role that parents have already played in the early education of their child and that their continued involvement is crucial to successful learning

In consultation with the Nursery Manager, team leaders and parents, assist in identifying a suitable care plan when accommodating children with special needs

To ensure that the nursery is a safe and healthy environment

To report any concerns or problems to our health and safety co-ordinator, who in turn will advise the Nursery Manager / Deputy Manager

To seek advice of a designated first aider in the event of a child having an accident at nursery. To ensure completion of any necessary documentation at the time

To ensure and maintain the health, personal hygiene and dignity of each child in the Nursery

To carry out any other duties as may be required within the position of Nursery Assistant

Nursery Duties Specific to the Care of the Young Child

To implement the necessary health and safety, fire, accident and emergency procedures in accordance with policies

To carry out all nursery tasks in accordance with the shift/rota system. It may be necessary to carry out additional duties, temporarily, in the absence of colleagues

To liaise with colleagues when finishing a shift, advising them of any information which is to be relayed to the parents when the child is collected from Nursery

Entry requirements

Level 2 Early Years

GCSE Maths and English A-C or equivalent

Skills required

Competent and resourceful, able to use own initiative

Caring, confident, kind and approachable

Ability to work calmly when under pressure

Innovative and creative

Able to adapt to new situations

A flexible approach to work

Personal qualities


Willing to learn


Qualifications taken

QCF Level 3 Early Years Educator

Functional Skills Level 2 maths and English if required

Employer description
Childcare Nursery
What next?
Possibility of full time employment in childcare sector
Tyseley / B25 8HN
£137 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
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