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Nursery Apprentice Ladybird Day Nursery

We are looking for Apprentices who are enthusiastic & willing to learn. You must be dedicated to providing high quality childcare whilst focusing on their courses & meeting all targets. Ladybird Nursery create innovative nursery environments designed to deliver the very highest quality childcare, focused on maximising children’s learning potential.

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Closing date: 29 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 (excluding day release if needed)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What do you have to achieve:

  • To support the staff team in providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery.
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.


Key areas:

  • Work with and support children
  • Work as part of the team
  • Build and maintain strong partnership with parents


Responsible to:

Nursery Manager/ Deputy Manager / Room Leader


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members.
  • To follow the nursery safeguarding procedures to ensure all children are kept safe, well and secure.
  • Support all staff and engage in good staff team.
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities. E.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment’s etc.
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities, family background or medical history
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery’s philosophy is fulfilled.
  • Ensure good standard of safety, hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the manager.
  • Support others in delivering the EYFS in line with current practice and guidelines.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Stamina and a lot of energy.
  • Patient, tolerant and resilient.
  • Flexible in your role.
  • A sense of fun.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Creativity and imagination.
  • Understanding and able to give encouragement.
  • A willingness to learn about the children's physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Outgoing
  • Passionate about working with children

Desired qualifications

GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or above

Please note, if you already have a level 2 in childcare, you may be considered for level 3 course; please still apply. 

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

  • WE OFFER: All Trainings Free, First Aid Courses, Uniforms, 28 days Annual Leave with Bank Holidays
  • Be allowed to work in the UK
  • All Candidates will be DBS checked

About the employer

Ladybird Nursery registered in 1991. It operate from premises in Shepherds Bush, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The nursery is open each weekday from 8am to 6pm, all year round, except for bank holidays. The nursery receives funding for the provision of early education for children aged two, three and four years. The nursery employs 16 staff. Of these, 10 staff hold appropriate early years qualifications.


Ladybird Day Nursery



Goldhawk Road


W12 8EU

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Training provider

Education and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Education and Skills


Steph Jones

Entry Requirements:
Learners must be aged 16 orover. We do not set any other entry requirements but employers may have their own guidelines. at therecruitment stage.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for The Early Years Practitioner:
The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. The qualification content meets the Department for Education’s (DfE) Level 2 full and relevant criteria for a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner in the workforce. This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children between birth and 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years. Learners do not need to have previous experience or qualifications in working with children to undertake this qualification.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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