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Nursery Apprentice Little Legs Childcare

We are currently recruiting for a full-time apprentice to join our busy nursery. Come and make a difference to children’s learning whilst learning yourself.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Aug 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:  

  • To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery
  • To give support to other personnel within the nursery
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room

Key areas:

  • Work with children
  • Teamwork
  • Liaise with parents
  • Deliver and implement EYFS

Where required, complete assignments on time required for learning

Responsible to:

Room leader/Deputy Manager/Nursery Manager/Area co-ordinator/director. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to both parents, staff and visitors
  • To ensure the provision of high standards of physical and emotional care
  • To lead a team of professional workers and to ensure good practice at all times
  • To assist with the development and implementation of systems to monitor and record child development
  • To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring staff compliance and awareness
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
  • To ensure confidentiality of information received
  • Liaise with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
  • To liaise with outside agencies as required
  • To attend monthly staff/planning meetings and training sessions outside working hours
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Nursery Manager
  • Key persons responsibilities (in your job description)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Paediatric First Aid (or be willing to undergo training)
  • Basic knowledge of child protection and safeguarding (willing to undergo training)
  • Knowledge and experience working within a early years environment (ideally)

Personal qualities

  • Presentable
  • Good communication and understanding skills
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

None but some experience working with children would be ideal.

Future prospects

Career future and support from the company.

About the employer

Childrens day nursery


Little Legs Childcare



Rayleigh Road


CM13 1SJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Fiona Byford-Smith 01245 293009

Early Years Educator

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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