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Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Abbeydale Cottage Nursery Ltd

1. To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children place in the setting. 2. To give support to their staff within the setting. 3. To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2019

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  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsible to:

Nursery Manager/Deputy, Early Years Teacher, Room Leader

Main Duties:

  1. To effectively deliver the EYFS ensuring that the individual needs and interest of children in the setting are met (in conjunction with other team members) 
  2. To complete and maintain accurate records of your key children’s development and learning journeys and share with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life. 
  3. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  4. To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs. 
  5. To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories to uphold the principles of equality and inclusion
  6. To advise appropriate person (Manager, EYT, SENCO, DSL) of any concerns e.g. over children, parents, the safety of the environment, preserving confidentiality as necessary. 
  7. To be involved in out of working hours activities e.g. training, monthly staff meetings etc.
  8. To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc. 
  9. To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the setting’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  10. To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. 
  11. To develop your role within the team, especially with regarding key person role.
  12. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job.
  13. To be aware of the profile of the setting and to uphold its standards always, both in work hours and outside. 
  14. To support other nursery assistants, students and volunteers.
  15. To ensure good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained.
  16. To undertake and lead on additional responsibilities where appropriate e.g. maintaining supplies, stock checks, organising extra-curricular activities or parent days.
  17. Comply with company policy and procedure

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to write legibly with basic level of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Basic numeracy and ICT skills
  • Basic organizational skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Awareness of Health and Safety, practical hygiene

Personal qualities

  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Knowledge of Child Development and children’s needs

Desired qualifications

  • Educated to GCSE Level, A(9)-C(4) grades in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Potential for continued employment upon successful completion of NVQ qualification and fixed term contract.

About the employer

Abbeydale Cottage Nursery is a family run, purpose built nursery providing outstanding childcare in the Dore/Totley area of Sheffield. Situated opposite Dore rail station.


Abbeydale Cottage Nursery Ltd


Abbeydale Road South


S17 3LJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifelong Learning and Skills Service


Asima Zahir 01142296193

  • Level 2 Support Teaching and Learning in School
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

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