Apprentice Nursery Nurse - Advanced (Level 3)

Grafton Childcare (Employer)

GP Strategies (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £136.50
30.0 hours per week 30 Hours Per Week; Monday to Thursday, two days of 9am - 6pm & two days of 8.30am - 4.30pm.
18 months (duration)
23 November 2020(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
19 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is an amazing opportunity to train to become a level 3 qualified nursery nurse, working alongside our expanding team within our setting with children who are mostly under three years of age


We are looking for a bubbly, kind and compassionate apprentice who will contribute towards providing a high quality caring environment for our children, whilst working towards gaining their level 3 EYE qualification. Working hours will be 30 per week, Monday to Thursday, two days of 9am - 6pm & two days of 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Creating a warm, friendly & stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially & educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Working to implement the ‘Curiosity Approach™' across the whole nursery
  • Under supervision, to provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing & feeding, once satisfactory references, an Ofsted letter of suitability and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) have been satisfactorily completed
  • Working at part of the under 3's team as buddy to up to four children per day, and to assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children assigned to yourself
  • Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the setting
  • To understand that as part of your role you will be required to move around the setting and undertake a variety of tasks including clearing away after lunch, cleansing of craft equipment and toys & light domestic cleaning duties etc
  • To assist with providing adult interaction with children in the setting
  • To attend staff meetings & events as directed by the manager and to contribute relevant ideas
  • Completing assignments on time & attending all training and tutorials as applicable
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
  • To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Future Prospects

For successful candidates we hope to offer a permanent position for a minimum of 30 hours a week once qualified, depending on performance

Reality Check

An early November start date will be available for the successful candidates, subject to an enhanced DBS check, two suitable references and a letter of suitability from Ofsted.

Skills Required

  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • Keen to learn with a positive approach to gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • To be flexible within the working practices of the setting

Qualities Required

  • A real enthusiasm to work with children with an interest in their care, learning and development
  • Bubbly & outgoing
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Patient
  • Punctuality - you will be expected to be on the premises 5-10 minutes before you are contracted to commence work, so that you will be changed and ready to start your working day

Qualifications Required

Applicants are required to have achieved a high standard of education including GCSE maths & English, BOTH at minimum grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Training Provided

Working towards the Early Years Educator level 3 qualification via our training provider

Full & ongoing training will be provided covering Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding along with a selection of appropriate online training

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