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Apprentice / Trainee

Job title: Modern Apprentice/Trainee


Purpose of post

  • To be trained to do the same post as a Nursery Practitioner or Nursery Assistant

  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.


Key areas

  • To work with children

  • To attend all training as set out in your training agreement

  • To complete all assignments set on time

  • To work as part of the team

  • To attend associated training deemed appropriate by the manager in consideration of your individual needs and wishes

  • To liaise with mentor and manager.


Responsible to

Mentor/Nursery Manager/Team Leader


Duties and responsibilities

  • College attendance/meeting with training provider and completing assignments on time

  • To attend team meetings and participate in sharing ideas

  • Under supervision provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding

  • To assist with meeting the personal, social and emotional needs of individual children

  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery

  • To attend all training relevant to the role and deemed appropriate by the manager/training provider

  • To be aware of the nursery’s confidentiality policy and all other policies the manager deems appropriate

  • Team work

  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team

  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening, fundraising events etc.



  • Contribute to good standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness in the nursery

  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s supervisor from time-to-time

  • The trainee’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy

  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole". Where can your help be most utilised? Be constantly aware of the needs of children

  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received

  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality environment to meet the needs of all individual children

  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs

  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times

  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures

  • To be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  • To understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery.

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