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Nursery Apprentice Level 2 Jimbo’s Community Nursery (Leeds Mencap)

At Jimbos Community nursery you will work in an organisation that is welcoming and open. You will work with a skilled and experienced team, led by a manager with over 25 years in the sector. You will have a generous annual leave allowance, company sick pay from your first day, and access to training to support you to develop in your role.

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Closing date: 27 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Jobs Description (Nursery Apprentice) 

  • To work under the guidance of the Room Leader. 
  • To establish positive working relationships with your colleagues and any other professionals that work with the children and their families.     
  • Effectively implement the settings policies and procedures.  
    Positively promote the children’s health, safety and general wellbeing. 
  • Protect children from danger. 
  • Liaise with parents/carers to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care give
  • Select, prepare and use a range of resources suitable for children’s ages, interests and abilities, taking account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion. 
  • Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills. 
  • Promote positive behaviour, self-control and independence through using effective behaviour management strategies and developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills. 
  • Promote the use of informed observation and other strategies to monitor children’s activity
  • Support the process of effective assessment, by accurately recording the children’s developmental progress.  
  • Plan and provide safe, appropriate, child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities in indoor, outdoor and in out-of-setting contexts, which enable children to develop and learn. 
  • Work in partnership with parents, colleagues and other professionals to ensure co-ordinated support for children with additional needs. 

Staff and Team Development: 

  • Complete a staff induction programme. 
  • Attend and positively contribute to staff meetings. 
  • Attend relevant training courses

General Operational: 

  • Ensure that all Ofsted requirements are met. 
  • Ensure the efficient and hygienic upkeep of the rooms and facilities. 
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information about families accessing the setting, complying with Data Protection Act.  
  • Assess the safety of equipment and resources within the setting. 
  • Keep up to date with the nutritional needs of the children, so that that specialist diets are adhered to and to ensure individual feeding programmes are implemented. 
  • To provide cover to deliver within the setting as needed. 
  • Any other duties and tasks as requested, to support organisational activities, such as fundraising events and staff meetings. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Nursery will provide the following training: 

  • Level 2 Childcare Qualification (Both college and Nursery support this)
  • Full nursery induction. 
  • Full building induction. 
  • LSCP Safeguarding training 
  • Food Hygiene training. 
  • Allergen training. 
  • Paediatric first aid training. 

You will attend Leeds City College (Quarry Hill campus) once a month 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified, will be able to apply for any internal or external vacancies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential

Things to consider

28 days annual leave per year plus public holidays

About the employer

Leeds Mencap run Jimbo’s Community Nursery, a purpose-built nursery in east Leeds, offering high quality care and early education for children aged 0 – 11, including after school and holiday childcare.


Jimbo’s Community Nursery (Leeds Mencap)






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Training provider



Leeds City College Apprenticeship team


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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