Nursery Practitioner The Chiltern Montessori School

To work as a member of the nursery team, showing initiative and creativity to produce an environment that encourages children's development and happiness ensuring that high standards of care are provided.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30pm to 4pm. Half an hour for lunch This position is term time only

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A nursery based near Beaconsfield is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their busy team of nursery nurses.  The role will be offered as an apprenticeship and will be full time for 37.5 hours per week.  The candidate will be part of the team with hands on experience, supported by a college assessor who visits at the setting. The candidate will be enrolled on an Intermediate Level 2 course and will need to build a portfolio of evidence in order to complete the full apprenticeship qualification.  


  • Be a reliable member of the team supporting the Manager and offering flexibility.
  • Observe each child's progress and report on achievements especially acknowledging progression or development.
  • Develop positive relationships with the parents.
  • Assist with classroom set up from 8.30am-9.00am prior to school.
  • Assist with the supervision of children's play (indoors and outdoors) and meal times.
  • Assist with planning activities and lessons suitable for the age range of children following the guidelines of the Early Learning Goals.
  • Assist with creating a stimulating and attractive classroom.
  • Attend parent meetings and to be involved with fund raising events and assist with the promotion of the school as required.
  • Assist with the care and maintenance and security of the equipment and toys.
  • Attend staff meetings and training courses as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate needs to be calm under pressure, and able to juggle priorities in a busy nursery.  They must be able to spot where they can be most help to the other members of staff, as no day is the same.

Personal qualities

Calm, unflustered and wanting to work with children. 

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required, however some experience and a desire to work with young children.

Future prospects

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship there could be option to apply for a permanent position with the Nursery, if this opportunity is available. You may also wish to progress on to a Level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

You will be expected to have a clean and enhanced DBS police check and satisfactory references. As an Apprentice you will have a member of staff assigned to you as your day to day mentor.

About the employer

The Chilterns Montessori School has been established in the Seer Green village for over 20 years. We cover a very wide catchment area with children coming from Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles, Gerrards Cross and Denham. Our children progress on to infant schools both in the State and Private Sectors and we have strong links with a number of infant schools in the area. The current owner, Libby Wilson, has owned the school for a number of years. The school is set in a pavilion overlooking extensive sports grounds which the school uses on a regular basis. We have our own dedicated garden and play area but still use the wider grounds for nature walks, sports day, weekly football training with Wycombe Wanderers FC and other related outdoor activities.


The Chiltern Montessori School


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Seer Green



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • You will complete units to equate to a total of 66 ...units of competence which will be assessed in the work place by your personal assessor.
  • 13 mandatory units equals 31 credits
  • optional units to a total of 35 credits
  • The Programme covers all aspects of childcare for young children from birth up to the age of 19 years. The units are listed below:
  • Mandatory Units:
  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (3 credits)
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (3 credits)
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (2 credits)
  • Child and young person development (2 credits)
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people (3 credits)
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people (3 credits)
  • Support children and young people’s positive behavior (2 credits)
  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development (3 credits)
  • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety (3 credits)
  • Contribute to the support of the positive environments for children and young people (3 credits)
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people (2 credits)
  • Paediatric emergency first aid (1 credit)
  • Managing paediatric illness and injury (1 credit)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • The ERR element of this framework will be met by completion of an externally assessed and verified qualification which covers all nine of the national outcomes/ standards required by SASE:
  • CACHE L2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
  • Functional Skills
  • If you do not have the relevant grades in Maths and English, you will complete a total of 2 key skills and you may be required to take an exam depending on your current qualifications in:
  • English level 1
  • Maths level 1
  • ICT level 1

On completion of the elements above you will be accredited with an Apprenticeship Certificate.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Amersham & Wycombe College


Sara Megan 01494 415853

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017