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Nursery apprentice working towards level 3

Complete a full and relevant qualification whilst working with us 

We are looking for especially talented and self-motivated individual who has the ability to make every child feel special with a warm smiling face or a loving hug.

You will preferably be a fun outgoing character, with the ability to change a sad face to a happy one with sensitive words or your entertaining sense of humour.

You must be able to read stories so many times that you no longer need the book but each time you read it you should react as if it’s the very first time.

Along with being able to read it upside down with at least 4 interruptions

You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness, if a child wants you to be a Lion you will be the loudest one and won’t feel embarrassed when others are watching you. With the ability to engage others to join you.

You must have the ability to multi-task, for example you must be able to conduct a floating and sinking science experiment in the water tray, whilst also being the special guest at a birthday party with numerous cakes being brought to you, along with numerous renditions of “happy birthday to you…” by children in the play dough area.

Your main duties will include:

Providing support to the nursery with care of the children during the day to day activities in the nursery including sleep, toileting, first aid and toileting.
To maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.
To provide a high quality, child-centred service to meet the needs of children, young people and their families, in line with the EYFS and Play Principles.
To work within our fun team supporting children to progress and develop their skills in the various areas of the EYFS.
Complete your level 3 in childcare qualification within your non-working hours. Liaising with your line manager and course tutor regarding your assignments.
This could be the most rewarding job you are ever employed to do and you must be able to go home with a sense of pride when you have taught a child a new skill or supported families through difficult transitions. Be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many babies, children and their families. If all of this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Required for the position

GCSE English and Maths grades C or above (equivalent)
A full and relevant qualification in childcare at Level 2 (Health and Social care qualifications are not considered full and relevant for this position)


Company Uniform provided
28 days annual leave including bank holiday
Costs of the course will be met by the company
A full DBS check will be provided
Discount on childcare fees
Team days/nights out
Contract length: 18 months with the possibility of a permanent position on completion of the course.
Role is 40 hours per week all year round with 28 days annual leave, uniform provided. Working hours will be between the hours of 7.45am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday on a rotating shift.

Salary: From £14,248.00 per year

Nursery practitioner Bank staff

Our bank staff team choose their own working availability and work within all age groups. Hours from 0 - 40 per week, covering holidays, breaks, absences and training.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and self-motivated person to join a highly dedicated team to deliver quality inclusive practice in a childcare setting. We are a busy and friendly nursery and out of school setting which cares for over 200 children from all backgrounds and from various parts of Peterborough and the surrounding counties. We hold each child and their family at the heart of our practice and service and our team of highly qualified and dedicated practitioners work together to provide a home from home setting for every child.

We work flexibly with our bank staff on a monthly basis to allow communication between us on what days and hours are both available to work and also to allow the bank staff practitioners to inform us of any days and hours they are unable to work.

You will have:

A genuine interest in improving the outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as treating every child as an individual in every way.

An ability to communicate clearly with parents and team members

Commitment to young children and families.

Minimum of level 3 qualified in childcare

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