Waverton Limited

Early Years Childcare Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)


Waverton Limited

Training Provider:

Interserve Learning & Employment (Services) Limited

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 12 months
start: 2 September 2020
Intermediate (Level 2)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
24 August 2020 (application closing date)
To support practice in each of the rooms and to develop activities to support children's learning and development.


Duties to include:

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To work with other professionals in the local area for the benefit of children and families
  • To understand and work to Waverton Day Nurseries policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection/safeguarding issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children having an awareness of any disabilities, family cultures and medical histories
  • To advise manager/deputy manager of any concerns relating to children, parents and the safety of the environment, you must preserve confidentiality as necessary
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre and nursery events
  • To be flexible within working practices of the setting, undertaking other responsible duties where needed, such as domestic tasks, preparation of snacks and meals, cleansing of equipment, putting out bins, laundry, front of house any other task deemed suitable by the management team. You also need to be flexible with regard to working in different rooms as and when required to ensure effective operation of the nursery

Future Prospects

The opportunity to progress on to an advanced level Apprenticeship upon completion of this Level 2 qualification, with Interserve Learning & Employment at Waverton House Day Nursery.

Reality Check

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • The setting up and completion of activities to suit the child’s age and stage of development based on children’s interests
  • Plan next steps for children that are appropriate and relevant
  • To ensure that mealtimes and snack times are a time of pleasant social sharing and you encourage communication skills and model good behaviour
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing a secure environment were children are made to feel safe and comforted at all times
  • Providing conscientious and effective supervision of children
  • To interact and engage with children at all times
  • Work in partnership with parents /carers offering a fully inclusive environment

Qualities Required

  • Polite
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual

Qualifications Required

  • No previous childcare qualifications is preferred
  • Maths and English at GCSE grade C or equivalent, is preferred, but not essential

Training Provided

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer, Waverton House Day Nursery , who will provide you with all of the on-the-job training and support that you may need to up-skill in your role. Your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day

If successful, you will complete an Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship programme delivered through Waverton House Day Nursery'sdedicated training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment

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