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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

The role of the Nursery Practitioner is to ensure that all children attending The Elms and Oaks Day Nurseries receive high quality care, are kept safe, and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs and support all aspects and components of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

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Closing date: 29 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    progressing to £20,498 after 12 months in role.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7am - 6pm shifts.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties you will learn

1.       You will provide high quality, positive care for children through social, emotional, educational and practical interaction, nurturing and guidance.

2.       You will follow the policies and procedures and comply with the Children Act (2006), Health and Safety legislation and within the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage, including ensuring confidentiality is maintained.

3.       You will ensure the children are kept safe, are well, and that Child Protection Procedures are followed.

4.       You will implement the key worker system to address the individual needs of each child, their family and carers.

5.       You will have an awareness of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice Undertake observation and assessment of children’s learning and development, helping ensure records are kept up-to-date, of a high standard and shared effectively.

6.       Partner with parents/carers to keep them informed of their child’s day and progress.

7.       Organise, maintain and ensure a clean, tidy, hygienic, safe, child-friendly environment.

8.       Plan, prepare and supervise activities such as arts and craft, cooking, reading, music, outdoor and physical activities both indoors and out.

9.       Clean and maintain toys and equipment in a safe manner.

10.   Feed babies and young children ensuring their nutritional needs are met, complying with Food Safety Regulations.

11.   Change nappies and support children with potty training and toileting.

12.   Help children to learn social, emotional, numeracy, language and practical skills.

13.   Work with staff within the nursery to provide a high quality nursery service.

14.   Work with outside professional bodies and agencies as appropriate.

15.   Implement the daily routine of the nursery.

16.   Participate in meetings.

17.   Follow the nursery’s practices, processes and procedures. E.g. positive behaviour management techniques.

18.   Learn about developments in childcare and undertake training as required.

19.   Ensure the health and safety of colleagues and children, complying with all Health and Safety requirements.

20.   Treat everyone with dignity and respect, supporting equality and valuing diversity.

21.   Undertake other duties as required.


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

Apprentices will receive off the job training from our partner training provider CT Skills. This will support them to achieve the Level 3 Early Years Educator standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Management of a nursery. Primary School work. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Desired

About the employer

A world top 100 university and part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Birmingham makes important things happen. Delivering ground breaking research and excellent research led teaching.






West Midlands

B15 2TT


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete our online application and upload a CV. If you have any issues with the application process please contact

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Jan 2023