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Childcare apprentice Acres Of Fun Limited

To work as a member of the Nursery team under the supervision of a Room Senior. To ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play opportunities which meet their individual needs.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 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 to Friday 40 hours per week between the hours of 7.45am-6.15pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Under supervision of a qualified Nursery Nurse

Childcare and Education

  • To provide high standards within the Nursery and the environment, including resources, care, stimulating activities and experiences for the children.
  • To be a key worker, liaising with parents and planning for each individual child using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as guidance extending each child. Ensuring their individual needs are met.
  • To observe, support and extend children’s learning.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and where necessary follow safeguarding procedures.
  • To be aware of any special needs (including dietary), demonstrating good practice and inclusion.
  • To assist children with personal hygiene procedures and document.
  • To help with the final cleaning and tidying of the Nursery and gardens at the end of the day.
  • To develop and promote parental partnership and involvement. Participate in parents’ evenings when required.
  • To report any concerns regarding a child, parent, staff member or equipment to the Room Senior or Nursery Manager.
  • To always maintain confidentiality.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good understanding of the EYFS or the ability to learn.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate with both parents and children.
  • Flexibility, patience, reliability, good organisational, time keeping and interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to undertake additional training as necessary.


Personal qualities

  • Empathy towards parents and children.
  • Genuine love of children.

Desired qualifications

  • A willingness and ability to train.
  • Good level of education, ideally GCSE C or above in English and Maths.
  • Basic food hygiene and First aid or the willingness and ability to train.

Future prospects

A full-time job will be offered on completion of the apprenticeship for the right person.

Things to consider

  • DBS check will be required and registration on the update service.
  • We are based in Hermitage Berkshire, there is only a limited bus service.
  • Apprentice minimum wage plus clothing allowance

About the employer

Acres of Fun Day Nursery and Pre-School is in Hermitage on the outskirts of Newbury, just one mile from junction 13 of the M4. We are a local day nursery set in two acres of stunning grounds and provide a unique outdoor environment where children can run freely on open lawns, explore wooded glens and help in our vegetable garden.


Acres Of Fun Limited


Acres Of Fun Priors Court Road


RG18 9SQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Activate Apprenticeships Reading


Melissa Carr

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner 

Functional Skills Maths & English

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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