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Level 2 Early Year Practitioner/Nursery Support Worker Willow Park Montessori School

To train in the care of looking after a child aged from 5 months - 5 years old. To understand a little of the development of the child and then to relate that understanding to the work. Attend team meetings and training sessions as and when required. Undertake to write relevant observations of the children.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties will include:

  • Care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Planning and preparing activities to develop all aspects of the child’s individual development in a stimulating atmosphere through the Early Years Foundation Stage  
  • Maintaining development records and observations for children as required by the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with all parents, and build a trusting rapport with the parents of your nominated children, giving daily feedback regarding their child, and encouraging effective two way communication
  • Respect the confidentiality of the information relating to the children, their parents, staff and company business
  • Foster and develop an atmosphere of mutual respect between all staff and children, providing praise and encouragement to assist in their self development
  • Act in a sensitive manner when settling in new children or caring for children who are ill or upset
  • Work as part of a team and be aware of your own and your team’s strengths and weaknesses

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Speak properly
  • Ability to write and record
  • Ability to be proactive in anticipating needs of the child and the adult
  • Ability to have a sense of humour
  • Ability to have energy and fun with the child
  • Patience

Personal qualities

  • Gentle
  • Caring
  • Sense of humour
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Team worker

Desired qualifications

5 or more GCSE's including English language.

Future prospects

  • After all training successfully completed a permanent position will be offered if the candidate is suitable
  • Holidays - 20 days plus bank holidays
  • 09.00am - 18.00pm
  • 8 hour day excluding lunch
  • Attendance at staff meetings approximately every 8 - 12 weeks at 6pm

About the employer

Maura McMahon is the Founder and Principal at Willow Park Montessori Nursery and comes with over 40 years experience with children caring and developing their young lives. Qualified in the Montessori method and a former member of the NSPCC she brings with her a vast array of experience. Superintend of Inner London Education Authorities Play Centre's for 20 years Maura set up Willow Park in 1992 in response to a demand for high quality childcare


Willow Park Montessori School



Glenlyon Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bromley College of Further & Higher Education


Hima BIndu Challa +447494154392

  • Level 2 NVQ in Childcare
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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