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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner HILLTOP TOTS DAY NURSERY LTD

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has the ability, passion and commitment to provide outstanding childcare for our children and their families. They will need to be flexible and reliable to ensure the smooth running of our nursery

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To be an ambassador for the nursery, promoting the nursery and developing our reputation
  • To be reliable and flexible to suit the staffing requirements of the nursery
  • Covering sickness and holidays where necessary


  • Support effective parent partnership, building positive working relationships and involving parents in their child’s early years learning
  • Attend staff/team meetings and actively participate in accordance to the agenda
  • Peer to peer observations on staff/children
  • To provide a nurturing and caring approach and to contribute to the nursery providing outstanding care
  • Communicate effectively with your team, building positive and effective working relationships
  • Encouraging training and development, cascading knowledge
  • Follow action plans/routines within your area
  • Uphold the reputation of Hilltop Tots, demonstrating professionalism and presentation and to be a role model for children, staff and parents
  • To participate as a responsible staff member promoting the sustainability of the nursery (e.g. switching lights off after leaving rooms, heating rooms appropriately – generally avoiding wastage)
  • To support all areas, providing cover when needed
  • To be familiar with the national standards, OFSTED guidelines, recommendations of good practice and to assist in their implementation
  • To manage and maintain own area of responsibility as a greed between staff and management


  • Record evidence, photos, testimonials to enhance the document 
  • Read and familiarise yourself with SEF 

Children’s care and learning:

  • To create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment and to share responsibility for the welfare of all children
  • Support the team to promote high quality childcare and education in line with Hilltop Tots Policies and Procedures
  • To ensure high standards of children’s personal care are meet i.e. routines, mealtimes, sleep times etc.
  • To plan and implement a range of activities, experiences and opportunities in line with the EYFS framework and to contribute new ideas that will encourage our children to play, have fun and learn
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained 
  • To act as a key person to individual children, building positive and effective working relationships with children and their families
  • To provide an attractive, stimulating range of equipment activities and display indoors and out
  • Parent app system – make effective and track children’s progress to include parents in their child learning and development
  • To ensure the environment meets the needs of individual children, including cultures, beliefs and stages of development
  • To work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional workforce, maintaining appropriate confidentiality at all times
  • To carry out child observations to support your supervisor with the implementation of EYFS
  • Ensure children have access to the outdoors daily
  • To effectively implement the EYFS Welfare Requirements and Practice Guidance

Company Policies and Procedures:

  • To comply with Hilltop Tots policies and procedures
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties in the interests of the service as required 
  • To participate in any organisational changes as necessary 


  • Support the manager and team in nursery events such as -Play n stay session, Grandparents day, Open days, Father's day, Mother's Day, Graduation, Social responsibility/Fundraising etc.


  • To identify, record and deal with any concerns (e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment), preserving confidentiality as required 
  • To understand your responsibilities with regards to safeguarding and child protection issues
  • To keep confidential any information regarding children, their families or staff which is obtained as part of the job


  • Support and assist the team in delivering effective practice
  • Support the settings improvement and training plans
  • To attend in-house training courses and meetings as required
  • To promote the learning and development of students/apprentices, by modelling good practice and working with their training provider
  • To keep up to date training for specific areas i.e. First aid, Behaviour management, Safeguarding 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be confident and competent in the use of computers and computer programmes including, Microsoft products, Parent’s app system, email and internet

Personal qualities

  • Professional approach to all duties – lead by example
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Ability to be proactive rather than reactive
  • Willingness to work as a team
  • Friendly, flexible and nurturing approach
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to young children and their families

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalents in English and maths desirable.

Future prospects

Full time position for the right candidate after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We are passionate about providing the best possible nursery for our children, families, staff and the local community. We believe that we will achieve this by working in partnership to combine our views to set our Ethos, Aims and Values of which we will always keep at the heart of everything we do.




Unit 3

Hilltop Business Centre

Coalpit Hill Talke



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Macclesfield College


Maxim Business Training 01625 410000

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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