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Apprentice Team Leader UNITED SYNAGOGUE

We are recruiting staff to join our exciting team. The Team Leader Apprentice will work as part of the daycare team and help lead a pre-school room under the direction of the Manager.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday between 8am to 6pm

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who already holds a Level 3 in Childcare, but is looking to gain further qualifications to work towards a role in team leadership/management. 

The Room Leader will support the Manager in the planning and implementation of the curriculum and prepare the necessary resources, materials and equipment required. The role will require the job holder to work with and have collective responsibility for small groups of children as directed by the Manager.  Furthermore, the job holder will build the credibility of the day care centre in order to empower management and staff to fulfil their roles effectively. 
Dimensions of the role:
• To ensure that children are given the appropriate level of support stimulation to ensure that all areas of the EYFS are covered
• To help create a warm and informative Jewish environment that supports the day-care’s ethos
• To keep information obtained regarding the children, their families or other staff which is learned as part of the job strictly confidential
• To advise the Manager of any concerns relating to a child, parents or the safety of equipment, whilst preserving confidentiality at all times
• To attend training courses, where deemed appropriate by the Manager including those outside of day-care hours
• To attend all relevant INSET sessions, staff and governors meetings and open evenings. Some of these may be outside of day-care hours 
Duties and responsibilities:
• To help prepare and fully set out the day-care space before the children arrive and tidy it up after they leave
• To take responsibility for the general welfare of children e.g. changing nappies, mealtimes and the supervision of indoor and outdoor play 
• To deal with children in a caring and loving way by taking a sympathetic and reassuring approach at all times
• To comply with all aspects of the day care centre’s health and safety policy and inform the Manager of any matters that may have arisen during the working day
• To foster and maintain appropriate working relationships with colleagues peers and parents in all aspects
• To contribute towards an attractive and stimulating educational environment for the development of children in line with the EYFS
• To support the first aider and look after sick children in consultation with the Manager
• To attend educational visits at the request of the Manager
• To help the children improve their people social skills and provide the appropriate credible professional advice as and when required
• To assist with the evaluation of the programme in as part of an evaluation team to ensure the effectiveness of the day care centre
• To assist with regular observations and assessment of the children and to meet with parents together with other team members to discuss the progress of the children
• Ensure records are kept up to date on both computerised and paper filing systems

Quality and operational standards 

• Ensures that work that is produced is of a high standard and meets the day-care’s key performance indicators
• Report on key performance indicators to the day care Manager as required. 
• Provide metrics for reporting to Governors and supporting managers in the planning process

Builds the credibility of the day care centre to empower staff and managers to fulfil their roles effectively 

• Share with others and communicate success stories
• Personally demonstrate the organisation’s values building trust with managers and staff within the day care centre and proactively contributing to the organisation’s success
• Be proactive in identifying opportunities for own professional development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Substantial experience of working with children aged 6 months - 3.5 years is a must.
Experience of learning & development is desirable.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. 
You should have some experience in managing professional relationships with managers and employees at all levels. 


Personal qualities

You will be an excellent team player, with proven experience as a proactive team member contributing to the success of the wider team and organisational goals.

You will have empathy with The United Synagogue's mission and purpose. 

Desired qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Future prospects

To further develop your career in the childcare sector.

Things to consider

20 days holiday, plus Statutory Bank Holidays 
Ride-to-work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Auto-enrolled Pension


About the employer

Our nursery South Hampstead Daycare – Babyish, is part of the United Synagogue Group.  We have up to 21 children in a session ranging from 6 months to 2.5 years.  They are in one large room with several members of staff and a variety of areas with different interests for the age range.
We are a Jewish nursery but most of our staff are not Jewish. 




South Hampstead Daycare – BabyiSH

The De Laszlo Hall

Maresfield Gardens



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Rebecca Barnes

Over the course of 18 months, you will study topics such as operational management, leading people, project management, finance, managing people, building relationships, self-awareness and decision making (these subjects may differ).

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 3 certification and can become an associate or member of the Institute of Leadership and Management or Chartered Management Institute.

Apprenticeship standard

Team leader or supervisor

Level 3 (A level)

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