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Childcare Apprenticeship Sticky Fingers Montessori

Working in partnership with the Room Leader to ensure the daily running and administration of the room, delivering flexible, high quality, education and care that meets the needs of the young children and their families.

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Closing date: 07 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Childcare and Education:

  • To have high expectations for all children’s learning and development
  • Support children to achieve basic, age appropriate skill throughout their duration at the setting
  • Extended the children’s leaning and understanding through careful listening, skilful and open ended questioning and meaning full, in the moment observations
  • Model and support high quality interaction, skilfully which extends children’s learning and thinking
  • To plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote both prime and specific areas of learning taken from the children’s next steps, observations and interests enabling each child to reach their full potential
  • Encourage the characteristics of effective learning through children’s exploration
  • Ensure the atmospheres in the rooms are calm and engaging
  • Create and maintain a stimulating and welcoming environment both indoors and out which keeps children motivated and interested
  • Encourage children to develop independence from an early age
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents and other appropriate agencies
  • Provide a range of opportunities for children to learn about and question different cultures, race, values, beliefs, and disabilities to create an inclusive environment

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents and other appropriate agencies
  • To follow policies, procedures and risk assessments
  • To work in partnership and communicate with fellow colleagues to create an effective Nursery Team and be fully involved in all activities associated with the nursery, remaining professional at all times
  • To assist in the organisation of registers and to be aware of staff/child ratios
  • Liaise with parents ensuring that handovers are of a high quality and relevant and to deliver messages in a professional manner
  • To liaise with colleagues when finishing a shift, advising them of any information that is to be relayed to parents when the child is collected from nursery
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To undertake specialist tasks and duties, appropriate to the post, other than those given in the job description as determined by the Room Leader
  • To assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery, ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. Be prepared to help where needed in preparation of snack meals, cleaning of equipment, doing laundry etc.
  • Take responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children, ensuring that their needs are met
  • To clear up after activities making sure that materials and equipment are well cared for and stored properly
  • To be aware and demonstrate a clear understanding of own role and areas of responsibility
  • Individual Accountability
  • Identify those whose practice does not comply with organisational and legal requirements, and inform the Nursery Manager
  • Ensure the Nursery Manager is informed of any changes to personal details including any Disqualification with association
  • Provide constructive, honest, feedback to support and encourage all staff
  • To keep up to date with developments in childcare through regular training and reading as appropriate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English
  • Relevant childcare experience (desirable)

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Punctuality
  • Desire to Learn
  • A can do attitude

Desired qualifications

A Good level in maths and English.

Future prospects

A  career in the childcare Industry.

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to and from work.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We believe that the time your child spends at Sticky Fingers will be enormously valuable in preparing them for the more formal structure of school.We will develop an integrated personality; confident, independent and considerate towards others, where each child will be allowed to develop at their own pace


Sticky Fingers Montessori


St John Divine Church Hall

Garratt Lane


SW18 4EH

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Training provider

JACE Training Ltd

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


Sue Cornish 02087738146

  • Level 3 NVQ in Childcare (Early Years Educator standard)
  • Functional Skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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