Childcare Apprentice

Childcare Apprentice

The Little Limes Day Nursery Ltd
19th November 2018
Walton on Thames
Job Type
Weekly Wage
Working Week
7.30-3.30 or 12.30-6.30 wages will start on apprenticeship wage but once job is confirmed and ability and dedication proven wage rise will be considered - 35 hours per week
Apprenticeship Duration
53 weeks


This nursery in Walton on Thames is looking for an apprentice to join their team.

Main activities:

  • to provide a safe, caring, stimulating and 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 preschool nursery meets Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • to understand and work to preschool nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection 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 (based on knowledge and experience)
  • 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 undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool aims and objectives

Desired skills:

  • empathy and understanding of children under five
  • excellent verbal and communication skills with children and parents
  • ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • excellent organisational skills
  • administrative and basic IT skills
  • calm and caring nature
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • able to work on own initiative

Personal qualities:

  • reliable, enthusiastic and flexible
  • a commitment to quality in all areas with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • able to perform under stress
  • a creative thinker
  • a good sense of humour

Desired qualifications:

  • to hold or be able to achieve English and maths GCSEs at level C (4) or equivalent or above
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