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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Kid Ease

We have an opportunity for an individual who wants a career in the Early Years sector within the Dover area to join our friendly outstanding setting. This is a fantastic chance for the right candidate to begin their career.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Works in partnership with external contacts, e.g. nursery organisations, Children’s Centres, Workplace Committees etc.
  • Liaises with parents to ensure they are kept informed and are satisfied with the service, i.e. newsletters, meetings, etc.
  • Works as a team player within the structure of the nursery team
  • Responsible for the day to day security of the children in their care
  • Able to set appropriate boundaries for children and has an understanding of how to create an environment of mutual respect
  • Responsible for routine cleanliness of designated area
  • Acts as a Key Person to ensure children flourish
  • Actively contributes to plans for the environment and experiences to ensure they are responsive to children’s needs and interests
  • Keeps effective records of Key Children in partnership with parents
  • Adheres to nursery policies and procedures and ensures that the nursery standards are maintained
  • Responsible for maintaining Health & Safety requirements
  • Reflects on practice to contribute to the development a thorough SEF for the setting
  • Contributes to the implementation of systems for monitoring all aspects of the environment
  • Ensures Equality of opportunity
  • Ensures that high standards are maintained
  • Responsible for understanding budgetary constraints and justifying expenditure
  • Responds to designated actions as outlined in company audit and visit reports
  • Contributes to own development plan
  • Attends courses and training to develop skills
  • Shares own skills within the team through staff meetings and training opportunities
  • Deploys self effectively
  • Understands the importance of their individual contribution to building company brand and reputation
  • Ensures the effective use of resources
  • Enhances the reputation of the setting through contribution to planned initiatives
  • Maintains company confidentiality standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy caring for and playing alongside children
  • Be empathetic to all families
  • Have initiative and energy

Desired qualifications

  • A Level 2 in Childcare or Level 3 in Health & Social Care is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity

Future prospects

  • Ability to progress onto higher level opportunities upon successful completion of your Level 3

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Kid Ease are a high-quality small chain of nurseries operating in Kent and Norfolk. We offer a friendly, supportive environment where individuals are encouraged through mentoring and training to reach their full potential. Directly on the bus route, we are at the centre of the Buckland community, next door to a highly subscribed primary school. We have on-site parking, offer discounted childcare, a pension and life insurance.


Kid Ease


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Paragon Skills For Industry


Chloe Hutchins 02393874752

Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating.

On completion of this 18-month apprenticeship you will have achieved:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021