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Childcare Apprentice Little Barn Owls Ltd

This Position can be a level 2 or level 3 depending on Experience to work in a Childcare Nursery in Horsham. We believe that excellent nursery education helps very young learners to become stimulated and excited by the fun of learning through play, which supports a positive life-long attitude to learning and succeeding.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £182.78 to £361.00

    Wages explained

    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,7.15 am - 6.15 pm, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    54 weeks

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2019

  • Apprenticeship level


  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Adhere to the Policies & Procedures of Little Barn Owls Nursery & Farm School and comply with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the National Standards
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained in the nursery
  • Work as part of a team with a positive attitude
  • Care and supervise the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of activities to meet children's individual needs.
  • Offer all children equal opportunities regardless of their religion, racial origin, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background.  Challenge situations where racism or discrimination are displayed
  • Assist Nursery Educators to keep development records, including Learning Journals, observations, photographs, digital records where appropriate and all other types of documentation of children’s learning
  • Engage in reflective practise by sharing interests and planning experiences with children and colleagues
  • Positively manage children's behaviour
  • Prepare, care, clean, and maintain the nursery rooms, decking areas, garden and equipment
  • Keep and monitor accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervise mealtimes and, where appropriate, prepare babies' bottles
  • Carry our kitchen duties including preparation of snacks, meals, drinks, washing up and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen. Adhere to National Food Safety Standards for food storage, preparation and hygiene practises
  • Attend staff meetings as arranged by the Operations Manager including monthly planning/training meeting.  Commit to your continued professional development by researching areas of practise
  • Participate in regular parents’ evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings
  • Assist with Farm School, Forest School and any trips and outings as instructed
  • Perform any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Practise Leaders, Operations Manager, Deputy Manager and Directors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to Learn
  • Timekeeping
  • Good Communication Skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Humour
  • Professional Manor

Desired qualifications

  • Good Standard of English and maths

Future prospects

  • Career in Childcare after qualification has been completed

About the employer

Our nurseries in Southwater and Horsham are a bit different. Our Forest School Nursery in Southwater has its own 11-acre woodland and our Horsham Farm School Nursery is based on a working farm with animals that children interact with every day. We think a bit differently too. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach we employ professional artists to work with children in dedicated creative studios which are called Ateliers.

We believe children love beautiful and interesting things, just like adults, so we put lots of them in our nurseries. We believe in listening to children a lot. We know if we help children work out what they are interested in, what questions they have and what they like to explore, they will be more motivated to learn. Sometimes this exploring and learning turns into children’s research projects lasting many months


Little Barn Owls Ltd


Moathouse Farm

Rusper Road


RH12 4QR

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Training provider

JACE Training Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Jace Training & Assessment


Apprenticeship Team 02087738146

  • Children and Young People's Workforce level 2 framework 
  • English and maths Functional Skills if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

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