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Nursery Practitioner Apprentice BANANA MOON DAY NURSERY LIMITED

Nursery Nurses ensure a high quality, balanced provision of leading practice education and care is delivered; creating a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To adhere to Banana Moon policies and procedures and meet legislative requirements and following education curriculum, delivering standards which ensure the highest possible inspection grading.

To promote a successful business with a first class reputation, engaging with the local community and marketing the nursery whilst providing excellent customer care.  

Acting as a named co-ordinator relevant to their skills or training as designated by the Nursery Manager.

Job duties:

• To ensure operational policies and procedures implemented by Banana Moon Franchise are adhered to, ensuring relevant legislation is met.
• Maintain and promote the brand of Banana Moon Franchise.
• To support and demonstrate inspiring and ambitious practice.
• Respond professionally to complaints (verbal/written), recording and reporting to management and assist positively with any actions required.
• Assist with Head Office Quality Improvement Visits and Inspections.
• Adhere to room ratios in line with policy and rotas.
• Ensure daily room registers and records of children in attendance are accurate. 
• Adhere to Health and Safety policies, completing risk assessments, hazard logs and documentation as set out in the operational plan.
• To participate in the emergency and security procedures such as emergency evacuation, door security and e-safety.
• Be alert to issues of safeguarding, ensuring that the welfare and safety of the children and adults is paramount, recording and reporting any concerns to the DSL.
• Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in practice, ensuring relevant documentation is completed as required.
• To administer first aid and medication as appropriate and keeping the manager informed of any actions.
• Active involvement in staff meetings, which support continually evolving high standards of practice.
• Participate in the induction process for students’ continuing a programme of mentoring and guidance.
• Participate in safer recruitment process, providing trial feedback on candidates.
• To understand key children’s culture, level of development and identify next steps with line mangers support.
• To work with colleagues in observation, assessment and planning, to ensure the provision of a stimulating environment with a balance of challenging and inspiring child/adult lead activities reflecting children’s individual needs and interests.  
• To ensure the detailed record keeping for key children’s development maintaining these records on a regular basis with quality meaningful observations and assessments and to involve parents in the process of planning and sharing of children’s progress.
• Oversee the settling in of new children in a sensitive manner, ensuring all relevant documentation is completed, liaising closely with parents and staff to ensure home life and children’s interests are utilised for reassurance.  

Customer Service Operations
• To participate in informative, professional and welcoming show rounds to prospective customers.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive family information whilst adhering to child protection policy and procedures.
• Contribute to nursery communication with parents via newsletters, parent’s evenings, open days/evenings, building and maintaining strong key person relationships.

To undertake such other duties as reasonably requested by the Manager to work in a flexible way when occasions that tasks arise which are not specifically covered in their job description.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to work well with other team members
  • To have initiative and creativity, especially as a leader
  • To have strong leadership skills

Personal qualities

To be kind, patient and compassionate, a must when working with little children
To be committed to the nursery, and have integrity

Desired qualifications

  • To have a level 2 qulification in childcare
  • To have a safeguarding qualification as well as pediatric first aid certificate - Must bring all qualifications to interview
  • To have a current DBS and be on the update service; passport to be in date to check residency status and ID

Future prospects

Possible progression to Room Leader.

Things to consider

There is a workplace pension scheme available and if children need to come to the nursery, then there is a 50% discount on the fees. It cannot be free because new staff might be needed each time a child starts to meet child/staff ratio. Each member of staff gets their birthday off and not as a holiday. There’s also a monthly “Staff of the Month” when the winner wins a day spa or Marks and Spencer Voucher.  

About the employer

At Banana Moon, we see things from a parent's point of view - and always put your child’s needs first. Therefore we have created a caring, loving and secure environment for your child.

We use a blend of the latest technology and traditional values to insure your child is given the best opportunity to develop in today’s modern world.




Winstanley Road


SW11 2EZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Rebecca Barnes 01753 598538

Over the course of 15 – 18 months (dependent upon the level of course an apprentice is being enrolled onto), you will study units such as health & safety in a childcare setting, holistic child development, safeguarding in a childcare setting, child development, communication with children, purposeful play and educational programmes, supporting children with special educational needs, collaborative working in early years childcare, wellbeing principles for children and at higher levels, child protection, data, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management (these modules may differ).


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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