Nursery Practitioner Apprentice Kent College Junior School

An exciting opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day organisation of a nursery, in order to provide a high-quality play and learning environment for the children. The right candidate will help to establish an ethos where children are encouraged to express views, formulate rules and contribute to the planning and organisation of the day.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 8:00am to 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure close supervision of all children within the nursery at all times
  • Ensure that parents/carers are well informed of their children’s progress and are always welcome in the setting
  • Providing a high-quality play and learning environment for the children, help to ensure that the staff are properly deployed and that they are interacting appropriately with the children to meet their individual physical and developmental needs
  • To support other practitioners in their daily practice
  •  Make secure bonds with children and help others to do so,
    particularly when settling new children
  • Attend and participate in regular supervision meetings with the Nursery Manager and contribute to appraisals
  • Ensure that all room practices, procedures, and planning are
    implemented to deliver inclusive anti discriminatory practice
  • Be willing to carry out any other duties commensurate with post

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • First Aid Training
  • 1 day a month online session with trainer

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a possibility of securing a permanent position at the end of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

We prepare children to approach learning through a problem solving and creative approach. Children are comfortable to express themselves and take risks to achieve in a breadth of areas. Our philosophy of an academic morning and creative afternoon encapsulated in a culture of care helps achieve the purpose of ensuring every child wakes up each day excited to come to school. We aim to maintain high educational standards in all academic, cultural and sporting activities, stimulating excitement in learning and requiring discipline in study, whatever the child’s ability.


Kent College Junior School


Kent College Junior School

Church Hill



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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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