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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Little Fingerprints Limited

At Little Fingerprints Nursery they understand and respect the need for consistency of care for young children, which is something they want all their current and future staff to embody. You will be working with children from the age of 3 months to 5 years old.

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8am to 6pm, 4 days a week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


  • Share in the planning and enhancing provision of the Nursery and the preparation of equipment before the activities of the day and clear away equipment after use
  • Understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children – report for duty on time, maintain regular attendance, give appropriate notice of holiday requests (a minimum 4 weeks’ notice) and report non-attendance following the correct absence recording procedure by contacting your Line Manager and the Headmaster’s PA
  • Assist in providing a safe, supportive, and caring environment for young children in the care of the Nursery and to ensure that all aspects of each child’s development are given full consideration
  • Ensure that clean and hygienic standards are always maintained. This includes daily cleaning rotas, general domestic jobs including cleaning equipment, nappy changing, and other nursery/housekeeping duties
  • Always maintain and follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures, be aware of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, and identify appropriate officers’ children at risk
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of all the company’s operational policies and procedures, ensuring that they are followed and always respected
  • Understand and work with the “Early Years Foundation Stage” requirements and ensure that your practice meets and aims to exceed the requirements
  • Follow all routines, duties, timetables, rotas, record-keeping activities, and any other reasonable duty as requested by your Line Manager / Nursery Manager
  • Ensure that communication with children, parents and the staff team is always polite
  • Share relevant information and ensure that information passed between parents and staff is communicated to your supervisor/Nursery Manager as appropriate
  • Work alongside other staff members, learn from their skills and ensure that you personally develop your role within the team
  • To be able to work from your own initiative and utilise your skills throughout the nursery
  • Maintain confidentiality about all issues related to children and their families, your own and other staff members' issues, and any other management or operational issues
  • Involvement and enrolment in the company and professional training courses, inset courses, and meetings as appropriate and as directed by the manager, which may at various times be outside normal working hours
  • Involvement in developing and delivering a stimulating and creative atmosphere within the group
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development training, and any other events as requested by the Management Team
  • Commit to continued professional development by attending courses (in-house and external), receiving constructive feedback, and reading relevant material
  • Carry out other tasks required by the manager from time to time pertinent to the efficient running of the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidate needs to be able to work within a team
  • Follow instructions which are very important in the care of the children
  • Be able to understand the EYFS as it is being learnt and put into practise what has been learnt
  • Understand reporting lines

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Caring
  • Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE A*-C/9-4 or equivalent 

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of the Level 2 course, you will have the opportunity to complete the Early Years Educator Level 3 course

Things to consider

  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Little Fingerprints are a respected nursery, dedicated to the growth of young children. Working with children from the ages of 3 months up until 5 years old, they are a well-versed team on childcare. They are looking to expand their team and demonstrate their dedication and passion to the importance of a child's growth and care.


Little Fingerprints Limited



Church Rise


SE23 2UD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by THE RECALVI ENTERPRISE LTD


Jordan Henry 02038296931

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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