Level 3 Apprentice Nursery Nurse – JOLLY GIRAFFES DAY NURSERY LTD (LS28 8RA)

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Working alongside staff to provide care, learning and play for the children. You will get full training and support with on the job training CPD opportunities. A passion for Early years and learning is essential.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To plan, create and implement engaging activities, tailored to each of your key children
  • To encourage their development towards key milestones.
  • Observing, tracking and reflecting on learning.
  • Develop and maintain strong parent/ carer partnerships.
  • Promote and ensure child welfare, protection, health and safety and safeguarding procedures and policies are followed at all times.
  • Work with colleagues to maintain a positive, happy and safe environment on a day to day basis.
  • To learn ‘on the job’ enhancing learning done through assignments as part of your Apprentice qualification.

About the Employer

We are a well-established (seventeen years now!), independent nursery and we feel that this makes us quite unique as we strive to create a true ‘home-from-home’ for our children and their parents/carers. We’re not tied to any franchise regulations so we can have great freedom to support our children’s learning, and help them reach their full potential, in our own unique way. We are open from 7.30am until 18.00pm Monday to Friday. From the moment we walk into our amazing ‘giant house’ we feel like one big Jolly family! Three of our owners, Sian, Tracey and James work at the setting daily (two managing, one cooking delicious meals!). With our owners working alongside our highly experienced, long serving and extremely well-qualified staff team we have a unique passion for our nursery. This is reflected in our commitment to giving every one of our children the very best possible start in life.

Things to Consider

Travel distance.

Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Training to be Delivered

Development of skills will be supported by a workplace mentor in conjunction with one full day in college per month. An assessor will undertake workplace visits and will support the apprentice with their learning and employment.

We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, skills and behavior elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.

• Technology
• Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
• Curriculum
• Keeping Children Safe in Education

• Developing strategies for support
• Communication and team work
• Working with teachers to accurately assess
• Using Technology
• Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils

Other off the job training will be monitored through the one file, Practical training, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits. Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments will also be coached and monitored.

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name


Employer Address

LS26 8RA

Expected Duration

18 Months

Working Week

Monday to Friday up to 40 hours a week (4 full days) between 7.30am -6pm daily.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£10,004.80 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years Practitioner (Grade Pass) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills

Personal Qualities

  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness
  • Friendly
  • Caring & Loving
  • Approachable
  • Adaptable

Future Prospects

To be employed by Jolly Giraffes if there is a staff vacancy at the end of your qualification.

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