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Nursery Nurse Apprentice SAI CHILDREN CENTRE LTD

You will be a key member of the early year’s team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. Promote positive relationships in the early years setting. To implement the daily routine in the base room within the setting.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £280.00 - £360.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (shifts vary; staff are allocated a mixture of shifts on a weekly basis, 8am-5pm, 8:30am-5:30pm and 9am-6pm)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Promote positive relationships in the early years setting
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room within the setting
  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the children
  • Have a child centred approach to the running of the service
  • Encourage and model appropriate behaviour and expectations
  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records (i.e. development, accidents, medications, existing injury and etc) 
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from different cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required
  • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
  • Work with parents and other agencies to support children 
  • Implement Leaps and Bounds policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other statutory requirements
  • Observe and plan appropriately for the children using Treetops materials 
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that where necessary follow child protection procedures.
  • Practice positive behaviour management techniques
  • Support the manager and work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcome
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions necessary for continuing Professional Development
  • Participate in all self development activities including appraisal and supervisions
  • Maintain staffing ratios in accordance with statutory regulations
  • To be flexible within the practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs in the nursery.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and uphold its standards at all times. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Understand issues around child development in order to support all children including children with disabilities.
  • Good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • An understanding of child protection and how to apply safeguarding/ child protection procedures
  • Able to work in partnership with parents and other professionals
  • Understand the importance of ensuring equality and diversity in a nursery setting
  • Understanding what is important in determining high quality care and learning for young children.
  • Understand and support children’s transitions
  • An understanding of issues of confidentiality and its importance in the early years setting
  • A basic understanding of wider legislative requirements for working with children
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach and take responsibility for getting things done.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to self manage, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things.
  • Ability and skills to think and make decisions, analyse and make deductions from information in order to form judgements and take decisions.
  • Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults. Ability to share information, ideas and arguments with a variety of audiences, in a variety of media.  Effective ICT skills
  • Reflect on the quality of own performance. Respond positively to direction and improve own performance. Know when to seek advice and support.
  • Able to have empathy and understand what it is like for a child in a nursery
  • Show resilience and determination to succeed in the face of pressure and difficulties. Ability to identify concerns and resolve complex dilemmas in a fair, open and reasoned manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of techniques. Ability to encourage team effort, support cohesion and champion motivation.
  • Information search skills gather many different kinds of information by a variety of means.
  • Demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy ability.

Desired qualifications

  • A full and relevant level 2 qualification
  • A recognised up to date 12 hour paediatric first aid qualification
  • A good record of on-going training and/or mini qualifications since qualifying to maintain up-to-date knowledge and occupational competence

Future prospects

Possibility of gaining a full time working contract upon successful completion of apprenticeship programme. 

Things to consider

  • 1 year post qualification experience
  • A minimum of 1 year working in an early years setting, AFTER gaining the level 2 qualification - (Desirable for apprentice)
  • 2 years experience of working in an early years environment
  • Experience in any role, which includes face to face work directly with children, within an early years context - Desirable
  • 1 year experience working with babies either in a home based setting or in an early years provision - Desirable

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

About the employer

Welcome – we’re Treetops Nursery, an outstanding childcare setting in Willesden, near Willesden Green, Harlesden and Kensal Green in London’s NW10. We provide a high quality weekday childcare service for babies (6 months +) and pre-school children up to the age of 5.

At Treetops, we do everything we can to support and absolutely nurture the development of every child during their early years. At this, the most formative time in their lives, that physical, social and emotional support is crucial as they prepare to move on to school. Our safe, caring environment is a perfect place for them to absolutely thrive during this vitally important time.




Treetops Nursery

Doyle Gardens


NW10 3SQ

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Steph Jones

Entry Requirements:
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Early Years Workforce:
The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

This qualification is structured around the following four themes:

  • Health and well-being.
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice.
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness.
  • Professional development.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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