Early Years Practitioner Apprentice

Full Time
Posted 4 months ago

Our client based in Eastbourne is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner Apprentice to join their growing team.


  • Participate within the staff team to create a stimulating, caring environment for the children.
  • Plan, prepare, implement, and participate in activities that promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of the children in the Nursery, ensuring that activities are consistent with the Nursery Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Regularly observe the children to ascertain which activities are best suited to the needs of the individual and the group, ensuring that all activities develop each child to his/her fullest potential.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment always exists and be familiar with all emergency and safety procedures.
  • Communicate and consult with parents about the day-to-day needs of the children and encourage parent involvement.
  • Assist with keeping the register when necessary.
  • Support, liaise, and communicate with all staff members in order to foster a team approach to the running of the Nursery, including attending staff meetings.
  • Consult with staff working different hours so that all may be familiar with all aspects of the day’s work.
  • Be responsible for own key worker group (not bank staff)
  • Provide coverage in times of emergency and staff absence
  • Perform any other duties as required within the post
  • All to be fulfilled in accordance with relevant Nursery Polices including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities.

Desired skills

  • Self-reflection skills
  • Being organised with time to make most use of quieter periods in the day to complete Observations of children
  • You must have good communication skills and be able to work well within a team
  • You will need the skill to adapt to the different areas in the nursery
  • The candidate will use their own initiative in giving ideas, supporting different activities and interacting with the children, with full supervision and encouragement provided

Personal qualities

  • Genuine enthusiasm to work with young children.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Have a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English and Maths – minimum grade 4 / C (or equivalent)


  • Potential to progress onto the Early Years Educator Advanced apprenticeship

Job Features

Job CategoryEarly Years Childcare
Hours30 hours per week. You will be required to work 48 weeks per year
Salary£8,640+ per annum depending on experience

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