Nursery Educator Apprentice - Berkhamsted

  • kinderzimmer
  • Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • £8.60 per hour

Interested in joining a growing and aspirational team? Our playground could be your workplace! We have a wonderful opportunity to complete a Level 3 Educator Apprenticeship with kinderzimmer Berkhamsted. You will contribute to excellence in childcare and education for the children of the nursery. Great benefits and wages up to £8.60 dependant on age and experience.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £8.60 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    18 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer


At kinderzimmer we create high-quality learning environments that put the child and their developmental needs first. kinderzimmer has over 10 years of experience in becoming one of Germany’s leading private early years education providers to over 4,500 children.

As a Nursery Apprentice, you have a significant role in ensuring the best possible Education and Childcare at kinderzimmer. Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to a planned programme of activities/lessons that are suitable for the age range of children, in collaboration with other staff.
  • Keeping a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carer.
  • Working alongside parents/carer of special needs children to provide full integration in the Nursery setting.
  • Supporting all staff and working collaboratively.
  • Adhering to all policies and procedures to uphold standards within the Nursery Setting.
  • Safeguarding children by working to safeguarding policies.
  • Liaising with and supporting parents/carers and other family members.
  • Attending out-of-working-hours activities such as training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings, etc.
  • Being flexible within the working practices of the setting and helping where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the Setting, such as preparing snack meals and cleaning equipment.
  • Supporting internal and external inspections, including Ofsted.
  • Recording accidents in the accident book and ensuring that the manager is informed of the report before the parent receives it.
  • Looking upon the Setting as a "whole" to determine where help can be most utilised.
  • Being constantly aware of the needs of children.
  • Ensuring that each child is collected by someone known to the Setting.
  • Respecting the confidentiality of information received.
  • Preparing and completing activities to suit the child's stage of development.
  • Ensuring that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
  • Toileting, washing, and changing children as required.
  • Ensuring that the Setting is of high quality to meet the needs of individual children from different cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development.
  • Upholding the high profile of the Setting and its standards at all times.
  • Actively promoting and supporting the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace and observing Setting policies and procedures.


• Salary - £6.40 up to £8.60 per hour dependant on age and experience

Holidays - 23 days & 8 bank holidays. Nursery closure during Christmas week

• A Wellness Day. This day can be used when you need to take time off to recharge, refocus, or when you feel run down and need a day to rest and recover.

• Annual subscription to Fiit, which offers our employees the chance to enjoy a range of workouts, from high-intensity training to yoga, from the comfort of their own home or while on the go, through your smart phone or web browser. Whether you're looking to boost your energy levels, improve your fitness, or simply de-stress,

• Discount membership card – a membership card that gives you access to hundreds of discounts, deals and offers on big-name brands both online and in store, PLUS a FREE tastecard, giving you access to top savings at big restaurants, pizza delivery, days out and more!

• Access to Flick – a market leading training program to support professional growth.

You will have access to several CPD accredited courses to promote continuous professional development.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 244700)

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  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities

Grade 4/C in English and Maths preferred.

Level 2 qualification or equivalent - preferred

Experience of working in a childcare is preferable, however, we are prepared to take on newly childcare qualified staff to further train and develop

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. kinderzimmer will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

• Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator

• Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

• Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This will be delivered through kinderzimmer's dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020.

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisors and parents/carers.
  • Patience
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues

Opportunities to progress within the group

This post requires an enhanced DBS check as there may be periods of unsupervised access to children. An Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references would be obtained prior to commencement of employment.

We value diversity and inclusion, recognising the importance of creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported

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