Apprentice Nursery Practitioner - Kings Park Day Nursery - REF: APP 23

Company overview:

"Our aim is to provide all children in our care with a wide range of opportunities that will help support and extend all areas of their development.

At the nursery we firmly believe in laying strong foundations for children's future learning and experiences. We respect children as already competent learners and natural investigators. We understand that children learn in an integrated way and therefore aim to offer a wide range of stimulating learning experiences that are not separated from each other. 

We place a strong emphasis on the symbolic languages and learning of children and aim to encourage children to express themselves through creative and imaginative experiences.

First and fore most we recognise the needs of individual children and aim to meet these in the best way we can."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • To be aware of and follow nursery policies and procedures at all times.
  • With assistance, formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery, in conjunction with the senior in your room using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
  • Prepare the children’s records in your group and institute reviews for parents, in conjunction with the room colleagues.
  • Work alongside parents of children with additional needs to achieve full integration within the Nursery with support from all staff. Foresee the needs of children with additional needs and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate.
  • To be aware of whom the Safeguarding Children Officer is within the setting and have an understanding of the procedures to follow regarding the safeguarding children in our care.
  • Work alongside all staff and contribute to the team
  • Attend monthly staff meetings outside working hours.
  • Liaise with parents and other family members.
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment. Cleaning of toilet and kitchen area each evening on a rota basis with colleagues.
  • Participate in the training programmes of a wide variety of students (i.e. Placements and volunteers), by giving guidance and support.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • To be qualified to start a level 2 or 3 qualification in Children and Young Peoples Workforce or equivalent
  • To hold or be able to achieve English and mathematics GCSEs at GRADE 4/C or above
  • 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
  • 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

Location: Kings Park Day Nursery, 1 Puma Court, Kings Business Park, Knowsley, L34 1BD                                          
Contracted hours: 30-40 hours per week            
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum wage for age    
Closing date: 24 August 2022

How to apply