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Early Years Apprentice Debbie McCarthy

Teddy Bears Nursery is looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join our team as a Nursery Practitioner. You will work towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 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

    Monday - Friday, between the hours of 07:00 - 18:00, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Teddy Bears is a relatively newly established rural Day Nursery looking for an enthusiastic team member to be trained as a Nursery Practitioner.

Purpose of the post:

  • To be trained to do the same post as a nursery practitioner
  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities

Key Areas:

  • To work with children
  • To attend all training as set out in your training agreement
  • To complete all assignments set on time
  • To work as part of the team
  • To attend associated training deemed appropriate by the manager in consideration of your individual needs and wishes
  • To liaise with mentor and manager

Duties and responsibilities:

  • College attendance/meeting with training provider and completing assignments on time
  • To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas
  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • To assist with meeting, social and emotional needs of individual children
  • To provide adult interaction with children within the nursery
  • To attending all training relevant to the roll and deemed appropriate by the manager/training provider
  • To be aware of the nursery’s confidentiality policy and all other policies the manager deems appropriate
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To attend out of hours activities, e.g., training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening etc.


  • Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery
  • The Apprentice's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy
  • Look at the nursery as a ‘whole’. Where can you help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the needs of the children
  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all individual children
  • To develop and maintain strong relationships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
  • To be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • To understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • A team player
  • The ability to listen to your peers
  • Organised and reliable
  • Have a good work ethic
  • To be able to communicate well with children and adults
  • To be enthusiastic to work with children
  • Reliability
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please consider how you intend to travel to work each day.

About the employer

Teddy Bears Nursery opened in April 2019 in the village of Waterhouses. We are registered for 27 children and our vision is to provide the best possible care for all children and families within the local and surrounding areas. Making sure we provide home from home care ‘Where every child feels at home’.


Debbie McCarthy


The Hub

Waterfall Lane


ST10 3HT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 0800 0740099

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2022