Scotts Wood Day Nursery

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner - Advanced (Level 3)

Scotts Wood Day Nursery (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week 5 out of 7 days Shifts TBC
16 months (duration)
10 December 2020(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
30 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has become available at Scotts Wood Day Nursery. They are looking for an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner to join their setting, to fit well within their friendly team and learn skills on the job whilst supporting children’s play, learning & development.


Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring nursery nurse to join our team at Scotts Wood Day Nursery and enter into the world of early years education.

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of doing rather than the end result.

Duties include:

  • Caring for children
  • Preparing and maintaining environments to meet children's needs
  • Supporting children's play and learning
  • Supporting children's development
  • Adhere to all safeguarding practices
  • Preparing snacks and help with their feeding and cleaning
  • Planning and supervising child initiated and adult led activities
  • Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Planning and providing effective teaching and learning in Early Years settings
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment in Early Years Settings

As an apprentice you will be included on a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship, this will involve a Regional Trainer visiting you once a month in the workplace from an award-winning training provider.

What will be involved in your apprenticeship:

  • To undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years Qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale
  • To actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the nursery setting too
  • To keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues 
  • Monthly meeting with a Regional Trainer from Babcock in your workplace to complete your qualification 

If you are excited by this opportunity, please contact us today!

Future Prospects

  • A competitive training salary
  • Ongoing personal and professional development
  • 1 Week shut down at Christmas
  • A great and friendly place to work
  • The support of a very experienced team and Nursery Manager 

This vacancy is for a permanent position, you will be offered fulltime employment upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Reality Check

You will be working 40 hours with the earliest start being 7.30am and latest finish time 6pm

Skills Required

  • Skills gained from nursery work experience is preferable
  • Good Communication skills
  • Computer skills 
  • Adaptability 
  • Must be able to follow instructions from the room leader

Qualities Required

  • Holds a passion for education and educating our children
  • Believes in shaping a future for not only the children but themselves
  • Is articulate & friendly
  • Able to commit to the full apprenticeship programme
  • Holds a passion for learning about Childcare and reliable to boot
  • The ability to work as part of a team 

Qualifications Required

GCSE Maths & English A-C/ 4-9 or equivalent is preferred but not essential

Training Provided

Early Years Educator Level 3

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