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Apprentice Early Years Educator- Blossoms Day Nursery, Croydon, CR0 4JE- ref,CB042 BLOSSOMS DAY NURSERY LIMITED

The nursery setting is looking to add a motivated individual to their super team of Early Years Educators! Want to work in a challenging but rewarding setting - one to one and group - want to progress and learn - want to build a career in childcare? APPLY NOW!

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Closing date: 22 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

    Term Time Only- Monday-Friday, 07:30-18:15. Shifts to be confirmed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    30 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

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

  • You must have a solid understanding of GCSE in maths and English or equivalent and have ideally attained a Childcare L2 qualification 

Future prospects

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

About the employer

Blossoms Day Nursery is a small friendly childcare team that puts it's children first. We are a standalone nursery and don't belong to any chains and we pride ourselves on our tailored care rather than offering a generic curriculum. Our location is ideal for parents that travel each day.

We know that a good team makes all the difference and we are pleased to have a competent and extremely close team. All our staff members are committed to quality and continual professional development. Our staff stay with us which provides familiarity for the children and helps them to settle well, for example our nursery manager has been with us for over 10 years now!

We also have a member of auxiliary staff that takes care of the cleaning duties - leaving our nursery staff free to care for the children and provide them with the stimulating play we offer.

Our fees include leading brand nappies and wipes. These are available to all unless you wish to provide your own.

We are members of the National Day Nurseries Association.

Blossom's Day Nursery is a fully Ofsted registered place of care for your children. To view our Ofsted report please




109 110

Waddon New Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Caitlyn Blakeway 01709889868

  • Childcare L3 - Early Years Educator
  • Valuable workplace experience

Ideally you will have previous experience and the Childcare Level 2 qualification but if you feel you are the best candidate then please apply and tell us why!

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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