Nursery Apprentice

Once Upon A Time Children's Day Nursery
Childcare / Nursery
Solihull (B92)
Ref: CC00147

Job Role Description

Are you passionate about supporting Children with their early years development?

Once Upon A Time Children's Day Nursery are looking to expand their team with a Level 2 Nursery Apprentice. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in the Early Years sector, whilst learning new skills, knowledge and behaviours in a busy Nursery setting.

During the role, you'll be gaining valuable experience as well as tailored support from experienced colleagues and a dedicated Assessor to guide you through the apprenticeship.

About The Employer

Once Upon a Time Children's Day Nursery provides high quality childcare for babies and children from 3 months to school age. Our aim is to support encourage, all children to develop to their full potential in a warm, caring and stimulating environment.

Role Duties

- To work with children
- To attend all training as set out in your training agreement
- To complete all assignments set on time
- To work as part of the team
- To attend associated training deemed appropriate by the manager in consideration of your individual needs and wishes
- To liaise with mentor and manager
- Meeting with GFT (Training Provider) and completing assignments on time
- To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas
- Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
- To assist with meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of individual children
- To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
- To attend all training relevant to the role and deemed appropriate by the manager/training provider
- To be aware of the nursery's confidentiality policy and all other policies the manager deems appropriate
- Team work
- Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
- To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.
- Contribute to good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery
- To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee's supervisor from time-to-time
- The trainee's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's equal
opportunities policy
- Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of
the needs of children
- To respect the confidentiality of all information received
- To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all individual children
- To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate
day-to-day caring and early learning needs
- To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
- To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures
- To be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- To understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery.

Training You'll Receive

Our Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard includes modules such as:

- Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child
- Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
- Identify issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children is promoted and safeguarded
- Use your knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs
- Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's individual experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
+ Many More!

This apprenticeship will help you navigate the role of an Early Year Practitioner, understanding and developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers expect from their staff.

Desired Skills & Qualities

- Excellent communication skills
- Confident
- Passion for working within the Early Years sector
- Patient
- Ability to work as a team
- Desire to learn new skills
- Dedicated
- Motivated

Entry Requirements

General Requirements:
- Age 16+
- Not currently in Education, Employment or Training
- Eligible to work in England
- Looking for a career in childcare

- Age 16-18: GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English (grades will be discussed at interview)
- Age 19+: must have GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

- We would like candidates to have some prior experience or knowledge within the childcare sector, however this is not essential


Working Hours

45 Hours per week, 9 hours per day.
(Max 40 Hours per week for candidates 16 to 18)


£5.00 per hour

Job Benefits

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there could be further opportunities to develop based on the employer needs and your career interests.

Whilst completing this role, you'll be working alongside an experienced team and a vast support network.

After This Apprenticeship

This employer will consider a full time role for successful candidates after completion of this apprenticeship.

Things To Consider

Please do not contact this employer. You must be eligible for the qualification first with the training provider Gordon Franks Training, who will conduct the first interview (apply online or see the ‘contact details’ section). Once successful, your details will then be forwarded to the employer for you to be considered for this vacancy.

Please research us as the employer prior to an interview.