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Apprentice Early Years Educator - Bradford, BD14 - CB026 Green Top Day Nursery Ltd

The Green Top Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Apprentice Early Years Educator. You must have a level 2 childcare qualification to be considered for this position.

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Closing date: 21 Jan 2022

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

    The nursery is open from 7 am–6 pm 5 days a week 51 weeks of the year as they are closed for 1 week over Christmas and all Bank Holidays. Hours will be discussed at interview stage - 30+ hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Plan and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement on your key children, for parents/carers, using our electronic system
  • Ensure that observations and work on key children and focus children are completed in a timely manner, and the planning sheet is kept up to date
  • Work with parents/carers of all children, including special needs children to give full integration in the Setting and additional support where necessary
  • To develop a good working relationship with all parents but in particular those of your key children
  • To identify, monitor and evidence children’s next steps, and take part in meetings with eh manager/deputy to update these
  • To ensure that all initial paperwork is completed when a new child starts, and take a lead in the settling in process, developing an effective relationship with parents/carers and the child
  • To ensure that tracking and any other additional paperwork is completed in a timely manner
  • To be aware of, follow and support any dietary or medical requirements
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind Nursery is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents, pre-existing and incidents on the appropriate forms, making sure that forms are completed correctly. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker and leading in an area of provision(s)
  • To take an active part in safeguarding supervisions and performance management meetings, acting on any targets produced
  • To undertake any training asked in a timely manner and seek additional training if deemed necessary

Specific Child Care Tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child
  • To ensure the Setting remains of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold its standards always
  • To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring Setting policies and procedures are always observed
  • To actively promote our setting in the local community and act as an ‘ambassador’ when wearing work clothing
  • To ensure that children’s communication books are completed daily and fed back to parents/carers on collection
  • To keep up to date with new legislation and policies and follow and adhere to these.
  • To follow Nursery policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well-spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

  • Childcare level 2
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Current DBS

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there is ongoing employment and progression upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Nursery first opened in 1994, in the heart of Clayton Village, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Learning Through Play.

Children in their early years develop essential life skills and self-esteem in the most natural and unassuming way during play. For young children there is no distinction between play and learning; they are one and the same. Play fosters creativity, imagination and problem solving skills and children learn using their natural curiosity about the world around them. Language increases as a child plays and interacts with others. Learning through play is a fundamental aspect of daily life here at Green Top. 

We support the children in play, keeping a balance between free play where the children choose and direct their own play and more structured activity based learning. Our team ensures there is always a relaxed, calm, and safe environment for the children to develop naturally, whilst tracking their development to the EYFS and planning for each child's individual needs.


Green Top Day Nursery Ltd


Clayton Lane


BD14 6SP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Caitlyn Blakeway 01709889868

During this apprenticeship you will complete:

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 
  • Functional Skills maths level 2 (if GCSE A-C is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English level 2 (if GCSE A-C is not already achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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