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We are looking for an enthusiastic, fun and reliable apprentice to join our team. You will be working in our nursery with children of different ages from 6 months to 5 years. We will teach you everything you need to know and support you with your college work.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:

  • To demonstrate a genuine care for children
  • To implement and promote all the Burrow Nursery policies and adhere to the Staff Code of Conduct
  • Through your course to develop an understanding of children's development, their needs and the provision of In the Moment Planning and learning through play
  • To care for and supervise the group of children assigned to you
  • To ensure their safety at all times
  • To take an interest in the children and their families, to treat them as individuals and with respect at all times
  • To help to create an interesting and stimulating environment for the child to develop all their skills
  • To support the provision, at all times, of a warm and caring environment for all children and to be as consistent as possible
  • To help to provide support for any children with special needs and to liaise with senior members of staff to promote their welfare and development
  • To help ensure positive management of children’s behaviour within the classroom
  • To carry out housekeeping duties as appropriate and directed by senior staff
  • To ensure the ethos, implementation and legal requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage are implemented within our setting
  • To support a commitment to the theory and practice of equal opportunities 
  • To ensure an adherence to the health and safety policy relating to the provision of play
  • To support senior members of staff to ensure put appropriate Child Protection procedures into practice. (see Safeguarding Policy)
  • To ensure that all information pertaining to The Burrow Nursery, its operation, children, staff and parents remains confidential
  • To support all co-ordinators e.g. senco and equal opportunities in their duties
  • To be a flexible and adaptable member of the team, to assist in all areas of nursery work and to provide support for other members of staff as directed
  • Once trained, to assist in the keeping of development records and observations, accident, incident and risk assessment records as appropriate
  • To be able to think and act quickly in a stressful or emergency situation, and to be aware of the correct procedures 
  • To attend regular staff meetings and training courses as directed, sometimes after hours
  • To attend regular college sessions as directed by course tutors in order to complete Level 2 Childcare qualification
  • To work as part of our team and contribute positively to the staff team. To provide a role model of good practice to other members of staff
  • To go about your duties with a positive and enthusiastic attitude - to be organised, efficient, confident, hardworking and conscientious
  • To promote at all times good relations between staff members, parents and children, and at all times promote the good name and ethos of The Burrow Nursery
  • To cover any other staff responsibilities as appropriate at the request of the Manager, particularly taking into account that unforeseen situations can occur when looking after children and that the child's care and welfare is paramount at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Need to be able to demonstrate that you can read effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English (GCSE or equivalent Level 4/C or above in English)

Personal qualities

  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Smart, clean appearance
  • Enthusiastic nature
  • Hard-working
  • Honest

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English or equivalent
  • A DBS check will need to be undertaken for this role

Future prospects

Excellent future prospects for the right candidate dependent on attitude and performance during the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

A DBS check will need to be undertaken for this role; you will also need to provide satisfactory references and proof of right to work in the UK if necessary.

About the employer

We are an Ofsted Outstanding Nursery, based in a rural part of Kenilworth. We have an outdoor ethos and an onsite Forest School. We are very much a community where everyone is valued and part of the team.




The Burrows

Hollis Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Coventry College


Sharon Barker 02476 791742

  • NVQ Level 2 in Early Years
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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