Little Crickets Learning Centre Limited

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner


Little Crickets Learning Centre Limited

Training Provider:

Harrow and Uxbridge College

Weekly wage £260.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - Various shift patterns
duration: 12 months
start: 10 January 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Children and Young People's Workforce (apprenticeship standard)
3 January 2020 (application closing date)
We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic apprentice to join our team as a Trainee Nursery Practitioner. We value our staff and understand the importance of training. You will need to have a love for the great outdoors as we spend a lot of time in the garden area exploring with the children.


Duties will include:

  • To work effectively with the college to complete your childcare qualification
  • To assist and work effectively as part of the nursery team
  • To adhere to Little Crickets learning Centre policies and procedures
  • To act as a positive role model
  • To accept and attain guidance from managers/senior staff
  • Actively manage your own health and safety on a daily basis highlighting and areas of concern to the health and safety co-ordinators
  • To act as a primary carer to a small group of children, taking responsibility for completing their daily diaries
  • Assist in monitoring children’s development by completing learning journeys, recording and recognising their on-going achievements.
  • To take part in parent meetings for primary children
  • Identify any behavioural needs and work together with coordinators/managers in managing this effectively
  • To continually reflect on your own development making use of training provided by Harrow College
  • To be aware of Ofsted Welfare requirements
  • To take an active part in assessing our setting and make suggestions to continentally make improvements
  • To actively take part in the planning system
  • Planning and organising age related activities including all children’s individual needs
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers always to provide the best outcomes for all children
  • To effectively communicate with staff, managers and other professionals
  • To actively take part in the supervision, staff meetings and the appraisal process
  • To report any safeguarding concerns to CP co-ordinator or managers

Future Prospects

After successful completion of the apprenticeship a permanent position could be offered to the right person.

Skills Required

  • Good level of spoken and written English
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Pro-active and ability to use own initiative
  • Experience of dealing with young children would be an advantage
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Understand boundaries and how to behave appropriately around children

Qualities Required

  • Friendly and polite
  • Confident
  • Kind natured
  • Positive attitude
  • A passion for working with children
  • Must enjoy being outside

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE maths and English 3-9 (A-D) or Functional Skills level 1

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce Framework
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Full on the job training 
  • 1 day per week college attendance 
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