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Childcare Apprentice Level 2

First Steps Nursery (Maxey) Ltd
Working to create and operate a programme of activities to ensure our children reach their potential. We’ll work with you, as you learn the routines of nursery life, from the basic essentials, to the spur of the moment activities inspired by our children.

First Steps Nursery (Maxey) Ltd - Employer

A private nursery caring for children 6 weeks to four years old. We are registered for 54 children. We are situated in a small village just outside Peterborough. Own transport is essential.



15 Months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 144.30
First Steps Nursery (Maxey) Ltd

Detailed Job Description

You will be responsible for supporting staff with the care of children with regard to their physical, emotional and educational needs whilst working effectively as part of a team. Duties will include:-

  • Adhering to the policies & procedures and ensuring all children are offered equal opportunities in relation to the equality and diversity act
  • Working with the Senior Nursery Nurse and her team on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s individual needs
  • Liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Keeping and maintaining of children’s development records and observations
  • Positive management of children’s behaviour preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Providing a good role model for children and helping them fit into the nursery
  • Keeping and updating accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate
  • Nappy changing and assisting with toileting
  • Assisting with meal times, food preparation and feeding

You will also to be required to help with the general housekeeping and tidying as well as completion of any necessary paperwork. You will also be expected to attend staff meetings/training as required

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Skills required

  • To have a strong commitment to providing a high standard of quality care for the children
  • To be able to take direction from senior staff members
  • Good communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

Personal Qualities

  • A friendly approach to everyone
  • A desire to develop childcare skills and take part in appropriate training workshops
  • Approachable and easy going
  • Warm, caring and patient nature
  • A sense of responsibility
  • A consistent and fair approach
  • Creativity
  • The ability to work in a team

Future prospects

On completion of your Level 2, we would try to support you to further your knowledge by completing Level 3, if this was appropriate.

Additional Information

Training provided

Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples’ Workforce Level 2

Award in Food Safety and Catering Level 2

Award in Paediatric First Aid Level 2

Functional Skills in Maths Level 1

Functional Skills in English Level 1

Functional Skills in ICT Level 1

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The candidate requires a real passion to work with children. Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undertake a CRB clearance on commencement of employment.

Peterborough Regional College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or email: (Ref ID:87884)
Peterborough Regional College

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