Armadillos Nursery are looking for a friendly and caring individual to join their team. You will be providing a fun & stimulating environment with a high standard of learning for children aged 5 months to 5 years. You will also be a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers. Great career opportunities! Apply now.

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Closing date: 10 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hot lunch provided. Can have birthdays off work Training days and self development

    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 Hours to be confirmed. Could be 8.00am to 5.00pm; 4 days a week - 4 mornings or 4 afternoons a week.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise the manager of any concerns, e.g., health and well-being of children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, including a First Aid Qualification
  • Training will be done on location
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English if applicable

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Armadillo means "armoured little one" in Spanish and here at Amadillo Nurseries, we understand that the first five years of any child’s life is vitally important. We created Armadillo Nurseries to provide early years education that really makes a difference. We are conveniently located between Herne Hill, Camberwell and Brixton and we’re committed to delivering affordable nursery care that really counts. We know that many parents worry whether they’re choosing the right people to look after their child. That’s why we’re always open and transparent and ready to answer your questions, whatever they might be. What Sets Us Apart From Other Nurseries? · We believe that children learn best through fun and play so we work hard to create an engaging nursery environment that really nurtures their potential. · You don’t have to worry that your child will get lost in the crowd. We ensure that numbers are manageable and that each of our children gets the individual attention they deserve. · Our staff are qualified and committed and they help us develop the nurturing environment that really encourages your child to progress while they enjoy their time with us. · We don’t just focus on early years education but make sure that all aspects of our delivery meet expectations. That includes maintaining high levels of child safety and ensuring the right, wholesome nutrition is provided for the children in our care.







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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

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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