Nursery Practitioner Apprentice PARK VIEW DAY NURSERY LIMITED

The post holder will ensure they provide high-quality childcare with a positive, safe and happy environment providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and developmental care for children attending the setting. Working as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, develop, and learn.

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Closing date: 26 Dec 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 - Friday, between the hours of 7.30am - 6.00pm. Shifts vary on a weekly basis - weekly rota.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities and duties:

To provide quality childcare by:

  • Reading, understanding and following the settings policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the setting is always welcoming and stimulating
  • Being a Key Worker
  • Planning, preparing and implementing activities for my Key Children
  • Listening to and encouraging children’s inclusion in all aspects of the service, this will in turn value different abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and circumstances
  • Organising the resources prior to children’s arrival
  • At the end of the session ensure a safe tidy-up routine is used
  • Organising the food service with awareness of allergies and cultural / religious dietary codes
  • To look at ways to encourage children to help with the selection, preparation and clearing away of healthy snacks and drinks
  • Providing children with appropriate developmental risk-taking opportunities and challenges within the play environment and empowering individuals to risk assess this appropriately.
  • We are maintaining good communication links between parents / carers, children and other professionals involved in the child’s life
  • Attending relevant training courses as required, e.g., EYFS, Observation, Safeguarding and maintaining their validity
  • Proactively participating in staff meetings, supervision and appraisals
  • Bringing your own agenda and ideas and preparing in advance for planned meetings
  • Following Daily Routines to ensure the smooth running of the nursery
  • Reporting any concerns to Management Team

Health and safety:

  • To ensure a safe environment for all children and adults within the setting, including good hygiene standards and safety procedures including completing daily risk assessments / checks, including quality provision, and reporting any concerns to the management team
  • To follow policies and procedures for any accidents and emergencies taking guidance from Management Team
  • Following Fire Safety Standards
  • Following cleaning rota and completing duties to ensure a clean and safe environment.

Administrative Duties:

  • Completing Observations, Planning and Development Files of Key Children
  • Completing tasks / checks as per daily responsibilities
  • To keep accurate notes of any changes in a child’s attendance pattern or behaviour and inform management immediately
  • To carry out regular head counts to account for all children
  • To record accidents / incidents to a high standard and report to the Management Team

Working in Partnership:

  • To build and maintain positive, respectful and professional relationships with parents, carers, colleagues and other professionals attending the setting
  • To encourage supportive parental involvement to help maintain consistency of care in the setting
  • To develop and sustain positive professional relationships with the local community, including links with schools, libraries etc.
  • To keep any information regarding the children, their families, and staff completely confidential in line with the confidentiality policy


  • To assist in promoting the setting within the local area
  • To attend any other relevant meetings and training as directed
  • Attending out-of-hours activities to promote the nursery, such as open days, fayres, charity events etc
  • To adhere to any other duties requested by the Manager that are of a reasonable nature

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Apprenticeship learning will take place in the workplace
  • Access to Noodle Now

Mandatory Training to be completed:

  • Safeguarding
  • H&S
  • Food Hygiene

Opportunities for external training:

  • SEND
  • Safeguarding

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate. This could be a potential permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C / 4 and above) Desired
Other Paediatric First Aid (Grade Certified) Desired

About the employer

Independent Private Nursery Warm, friendly, homely environment Offering Childcare from birth to 4-year-olds and Holiday Club/Before and after school up to 11 years old.






M40 3PP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nathan Finn

01706 631417

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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