Apprentice Nursery Keyworker - Intermediate (Level 2)

Horizons Day Nursery and Pre-School (Employer)

Paragon Training Academy Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £180.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week; shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
10 May 2021(start date)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Level 2 Nursery Practitioner Apprenticeship with fantastic progression opportunities. Acting as part of the Nursery team to ensure that a high-quality education is provided for the nursery children, with a nurturing and stimulating environment.


As part of the Nursery team ensure that a high-quality education is provided for the nursery children, nurturing and stimulating environment. Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • To work with the Senior nursery staff as the Manager directs
  • To organize and provide a safe, stimulating environment, whereby each child is helped to develop their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and cultural needs.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety regulations and the Local Authority regulations set out in the framework of the Children’s Act is adhered to at all times
  • To work with all staff to ensure good childcare provisions are promoted
  • To treat any information or matters relating to work within the nursery as confidential
  • To assist with the observation of and record keeping about children in the nursery
  • To help ensure the good behaviour and provide supervision to all areas of the nursery in agreement with the Senior nursery staff
  • To enhance children's language development and where possible encourage the development of home language
  • To attend relevant INSET as required and participate in staff meetings
  • To be responsible with the Senior nursery staff for the safety and welfare of the children in the nursery and to respond and follow correct procedures regarding child protection
  • To ensure that a record is maintained of any significant incidents/ accidents affecting the children, staff and the running of the nursery
  • To be aware and keep conversant with recent developments in the provision of social and education services for children under 5 and their families
  • To settle in new children and when necessary carry out admission interviews
  • Together with Senior and other nursery staff, maintain a positive relationship with parents so that they may actively contribute and participate in the life of the nursery
  • Together with other staff follow the plans for appropriate play and daily activities for the children
  • To attend staff meetings
  • To attend training courses as necessary to further knowledge and skills and to contribute to the training of others
  • To carry out any other duties as delegated by the Senior nursery staff, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the nursery
  • To assist at snack and mealtimes including preparation
  • These duties and tasks may be varied from time to time to meet the needs of the service

Future Prospects

Progression on to Leadership, Room Leader, Floor Leader and Deputy roles available.

Reality Check

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Skills Required

  • Team work skills
  • Ability to take on and retain large volumes of information

Qualities Required

  • Dependable
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Creative

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE's grade 4-9/A-C or equivalent in English and maths are desired but not essential

Training Provided

  • Paragon Skills is a leading national Apprenticeship training provider supporting over 4,000 learners through their training, and 1,500 organisations to consistently deliver high quality Apprenticeships across their businesses. Paragon Skills achieves some of the highest success and achievement rates in the industry. Its extensive experience across multiple specialisms has contributed to an overall achievement rate of 71.4% (2018/19) exceeding the national average of 65.6%, and an Ofsted Grade 2 Good rating
  • On completion of this 12 month apprenticeship you will have achieved: Level 2 Childcare
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