Apprentice Nursery Practitioner LITTLE KINGDOM DAYCARE LTD

To be a proactive member of a staff team that provides safe stimulating and inclusive environment in which babies and young children are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. To offer full and practical support in the day to day running of the nursery.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours a week Shift patterns to be alternated depending on hours needed to be worked on specific days

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  1. To provide the highest standards of quality care and education.
  2. To ensure that health and safety and security measures are constantly maintained.
  3. To be aware of and act in accordance with current legislation, policy and procedures. To develop a thorough knowledge of all the company’s policies and procedures – ensuring that they are followed at all times.
  4. To proactively contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
  5. To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents.
  6. Work alongside parents of special needs children to give full integration in the Nursery.
  7. To assist in foreseeing the needs of Special Needs children and give physical, emotional, and intellectual guidance as appropriate.
  8. To support all staff and engage in a good team practises ensuring that all communication is polite and courteous.
  9. To work in close partnership and to develop and maintain good relationships with parents/carers and other family members and be available for meetings that may occasionally be outside of normal work hours.
  10. To keep up-to-date current issues that affect nurseries and to attend staff meetings and training as directed by your line manager.
  11. To work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the vision, philosophy and objectives behind Little Kingdom Daycare are fulfilled.
  12. To share relevant information and ensure that information passed between parents and staff is communicated to your line manager.
  13. To maintain confidentiality about all issues related to children and their families; your own and other staff members issues and any other management or operational issues.
  14. To develop your role within the team especially in your capacity as a key worker:
    1. Keep children's files up-to-date including photographs
    2. Complete observations
  15. Specific Child Care Tasks:
    1. To be proactive in the preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development.
    2. To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
    3. Washing and changing children as required.
    4. Providing comfort and warmth to all children.
    5. Providing conscientious and effective supervision of the children.
    6. To interact and engage with the children in accordance with the children’s individual needs.
  16. To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet all aspects of the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  17. To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times. To be an ambassador for Little Kingdom Daycare, both within the nursery and in the wider community.
  18. To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are maintained at all times. This includes daily cleaning rotas, nappy changing and other nursery/housekeeping duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good with children
  • Calm manner
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Eager to learn
  • Passionate about children
  • Enthusiastic

Qualifications required

No specific qualifications needed.

Future prospects

Full-time position available to successful candidate who completes apprenticeship course of 12 months.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

At Little kingdom daycare we believe that early childhood is the foundation for a child’s development and learning should be valued and respected in its own right. We also believe that children should become totally wholesome adults that we and the world can be proud of: To be able to create a generation of secure, loving, caring and respectful members of the community with economic well being.




62 Merrick House

Whale Avenue



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Training provider

Training will include 5 qualifications:

  • A skills-based NVQ Level 2 qualification in CYPW
  • A knowledge-based qualification in CYPW Level 2
  • Functional Skills English (unless exempt)
  • Functional Skills Maths (unless exempt)
  • Functional Skills ICT(unless exempt)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Boom Training Ltd


Grace Warren 02380682060

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017