Nursery Apprentice Level 2 – Jimbo’s Community Nursery (Leeds Mencap) (LS9 9LU)

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At Jimbos Community nursery you will work in an organisation that is welcoming and open. You will work with a skilled and experienced team, led by a manager with over 25 years in the sector. You will have a generous annual leave allowance, company sick pay from your first day, and access to training to support you to develop in your role.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work under the guidance of the Room Leader.
  • To establish positive working relationships with your colleagues and any other professionals that work with the children and their families.
  • Effectively implement the settings policies and procedures.
    Positively promote the children’s health, safety and general wellbeing.
  • Protect children from danger.
  • Liaise with parents/carers to help ensure that the particular needs of children are met and that parental choice is considered in terms of care give
  • Select, prepare and use a range of resources suitable for children’s ages, interests and abilities, taking account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.
  • Actively support the development of children’s language and communication skills.
  • Promote positive behaviour, self-control and independence through using effective behaviour management strategies and developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills.
  • Promote the use of informed observation and other strategies to monitor children’s activity
  • Support the process of effective assessment, by accurately recording the children’s developmental progress.
  • Plan and provide safe, appropriate, child-led and adult initiated experiences, activities and play opportunities in indoor, outdoor and in out-of-setting contexts, which enable children to develop and learn.
  • Work in partnership with parents, colleagues and other professionals to ensure co-ordinated support for children with additional needs.

Staff and Team Development:

  • Complete a staff induction programme.
  • Attend and positively contribute to staff meetings.
  • Attend relevant training courses

General Operational:

  • Ensure that all Ofsted requirements are met.
  • Ensure the efficient and hygienic upkeep of the rooms and facilities.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information about families accessing the setting, complying with Data Protection Act.
  • Assess the safety of equipment and resources within the setting.
  • Keep up to date with the nutritional needs of the children, so that that specialist diets are adhered to and to ensure individual feeding programmes are implemented.
  • To provide cover to deliver within the setting as needed.
  • Any other duties and tasks as requested, to support organisational activities, such as fundraising events and staff meetings.

About the Employer

Leeds Mencap run Jimbo’s Community Nursery, a purpose-built nursery in east Leeds, offering high quality care and early education for children aged 0 – 11, including after school and holiday childcare.

Things to Consider

28 days annual leave per year plus public holidays.

Training to be Delivered

The Nursery will provide the following training:

  • Level 2 Childcare Qualification (Both college and Nursery support this)
  • Full nursery induction.
  • Full building induction.
  • LSCP Safeguarding training
  • Food Hygiene training.
  • Allergen training.
  • Paediatric first aid training.

You will attend Leeds City College (Quarry Hill campus) once a month

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Jimbo's Community Nursery (Leeds Mencap)

Employer Address

20 Vinery Terrace
East End Park

Expected Duration

18 Months

Working Week

Monday to Friday, hours TBC

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£15,488.00 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skill
  • IT skills
  • Team working

Personal Qualities

  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Future Prospects

Once qualified, will be able to apply for any internal or external vacancies.

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