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Apprentice Nursery Nurse Level 3 - Beaconsfield

  • First Place Nurseries Ltd
  • Wilton Park, Beaconsfield,, Buckinghamshire
  • £8.00 per hour

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a small, friendly company offering competitive wages and lots of benefits like your birthday day off, health assured programme and 2 paid weeks off over Christmas! You will be ensuring all children attending First Place receive high quality care, are kept safe and have planned and stimulating play experiences.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    245773
  • Wages
    £8.00 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    29/01/2024
  • Start Date
    27/06/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    18 months

  • Location
    Wilton Park, Beaconsfield,
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Childcare
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Early years educator (ST0135)
  • Employer
    First Place Nurseries Ltd

Description

First Place Nurseries provide a stimulating, happy and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to reach their full potential through learning and play.

They are looking for apprentices to join their team across multiple sites, a great opportunity to develop for the right candidate, as you will be nurtured and supported every step of the way.

Personal Responsibilities

Provide high quality care and activities for the children and to recognise both individual and group requirements in a secure, safe and stimulating environment.

Ensure you are familiar with the essential policies and procedures and employee handbook, especially safeguarding children, Prevent, whistleblowing, equal opportunities, behaviour management and health and safety. You will be provided with a copy of the nursery’s essential policies and procedures and employee handbook.

Work in partnership with early years professionals, for example Health Visitors and SEN services.

Within reason to comply with requests to work outside normal hours, for example to cover if staff unexpectedly have to leave the room or are called away.

Ensure parent issues and concerns are dealt with promptly and accurately. Ensure management are informed and consulted where relevant.

Attend and participate in room and staff meetings.

Undertake other duties as may reasonably be required by the Nursery.

Never leave the room / nursery / childcare location and put your colleagues at risk of being out of ratio – unless in case of emergency.

Support co-ordinators such as SENCO, Equal Opportunities in their roles.

Attend training and development courses as directed by your Manager or Assessor.

To promote at all times good relations between staff members, parents and children, and promote the quality ethos of the nursery.

First Place Nurseries offer lots of great benefits;

  • Competitive salaries and annual pay reviews - up to £23,000 per annum dependant on age and experience
  • Paid overtime for whole nursery staff meetings
  • Performance and recognition reward schemes
  • Childcare provision for staff, with substantial discounts
  • Provision of pension scheme auto enrolment
  • Open 50 weeks - 35 days holiday (28 days inclusive of BHs & an additional 7 days paid holiday for Xmas closure)
  • Welcome bag for new colleagues
  • Free car parking on-site
  • Well-being goodies and staffroom treats
  • Recommend a friend scheme earn and earn up to £500 for each friend who joins us
  • Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured to support wellbeing
  • Celebrate your Birthday as an additional day’s annual leave each year
  • Nursery Christmas celebrations and social events


For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 245773)

Company website : https://www.firstplacenurseries.com/

  • The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children
  • An ability to carry out light physical duties to include lifting babies and children, housekeeping tasks and setting up resources
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
  • The ability to manage children behaviour in an appropriate way
  • Able to communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Good organisational skills

  • Maths and English at a grade 4 or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience of working in a childcare setting for 6 months is preferable, or option for skills Bootcamp course to start accelerated apprenticeship at level 3 for the right candidate.


Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. First Place Nursery 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 First Place Nursery’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.


  • A willingness to learn and abide by the nursery policies and procedures
  • Able to prioritise your work and meet required deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate reliability and initiative
  • A professional attitude and manner
  • An enthusiastic approach to work
  • Flexibility to cope with the changing needs of the nursery
  • The ability to work as part of a team, developing positive relationships with parents, children, colleagues and outside agencies
  • A willingness to adhere to the nursery code of conduct


To continue with professional development within the early years sector

“We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment”.

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