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As a childcare apprentice for Tiddlers Day Nursery you will be working along experience professionals to create a caring and safe environment. With a passion for childcare you can gain valuable experience and qualifications essential for developing your career.

Apprenticeship Summary

    • Weekly Wage £156.00
    • Working Week 40 Hrs
    • Expected Duration 15 months
    • Start Date 27 Jan 2020
    • Date Posted 11 Nov 2019
    • Apprenticeship Level Intermediate
    • Reference Number 1594772
    • Positions 1
    • Application Closing Date 20 Jan 2020

Duties to include:

  • Assist senior staff to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage and become familiar with its contents
  • Contribute to observations, record keeping and planning future learning for children, this will be carried out under the supervision of senior staff
  • Contribute to a programme of activities suitable for the age and developmental stage of the children in your base
  • Act as a good role model to the children in your care
  • Ensure a high standard of care for young children by being aware of and providing for their individual needs
  • Have respect for the diversity and differing needs of all children and contribute to a high quality environment which meets their individual needs
  • Create a clean warm and safe environment for the children in our care
  • Be polite and supportive to children’s parents and other family members. Offer help and assistance whenever possible
  • Be aware of the key principles of safeguarding and child protection and be diligent in ensuring the safety of all children. Always inform senior staff if you are in any way concerned about the welfare of a child
  • Keep all information with regard to children strictly confidential. This relates to any information that you see, hear or read, which must be discussed only with senior members of staff
  • Ensure that all toys and equipment provided for children is clean and safe for them to use
  • Use appropriate simple language around children
  • Join in with play and help to create a stimulating atmosphere in which children will learn
  • Read, understand and put into practice all policies and procedures of the nursery
  • Make sure that you are familiar with any changes or updates provided to you by Managers
  • Be aware of current requirements and legislation concerning Health, Safety, Hygiene, Food safety and Risk assessment as contained in our Health and Safety Manual
  • Using the Health and Safety manual; take sensible steps to ensure the safety of the children, yourself and others
  • Report or remove anything which is broken or that you believe will cause harm
  • Limit the spread of infection by the use of appropriate hygiene procedures
  • Protect yourself from infection by following procedures and using disposable gloves and aprons when necessary
  • Clean and store toys and equipment appropriately and ensure that it is checked, maintained, repaired and kept complete and in good order
  • Contribute to general cleaning storage and maintenance and complete cleaning rotas and scheduled tasks as instructed
  • Store all hazardous or harmful products in designated place out of the reach of children
  • Report all incidents, hazards, or health issues to a manager

Requirements & Prospects

Desired Skills

  • Confident communicator with all age levels
  • Organised and able to think ahead

Personal Qualities

  • Friendly 
  • Caring and empathetic

Desired Qualifications

  • A to C 9-4 or the equivalent in maths and English preferable

Future Prospects

  • On completion of the level 2 and for the right candidate, there may be the opportunity for progression and/or to secure a full time role with the company

Things To Consider

  • Where possible, every applicant must attend a Learning Unlimited centre prior to being shortlisted for this role and being put forward for interview with the employer
  • Your application will be acknowledged in the first instance by telephone
  • Please be aware that this vacancy may closer before the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled or withdrawn by the employer

About the employer

We occupy a wonderful converted nursery in Alfreton, set in large, well re-sourced grounds. We believe in creating a warm, caring and friendly environment, where children and their families feel cared for, valued and loved - and where they can genuinely feel at home. We want staff who are passionate about children, naturally enthusiastic, confident communicators, and who will bring love, professionalism, and a ‘sunny’ personality into the lives of the children in our care.




Tiddlers Day Nursery.

Main Road


DE55 6ET


Children and Young People's Workforce

  • Children and Young Persons Workforce Apprenticeship L2
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills Level 2; maths and English if required

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