London Early Years Foundation, Apprentice Nursery Pracitioner

Positions: x1

Weekly Wage: £148.00

Working week:
Monday - Friday, working various shifts from 8.00am - 7.00pm (40 hours)

Apprenticeship duration: 
18 months 

Apprenticeship level: 

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Westminister, SW1P 4LX


Objective of the Post
To support the Nursery team in planning and organising activities and experiences for a group of children aged between 3 months - 5 years. To protect and promote the safeguarding of children.


Main Duties and Responsibilities


Supporting Child Development

  • To be a co-key person in maintaining children’s’ learning journeys if appropriate
  • To support the maintenance of objective, accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning.
  • To support the planning and organizing of activities and experiences which will support and extend the children’s learning in line with EYFS and LEYF curriculum.
  • To maintain a basic up to date knowledge of child development and the early years curriculum.


Communication and Engagement

  • To support the nursery staff in working in partnership with parents, both formally and informally.
  • To communicate and engage with children to support their speech and language development using different methods i.e. Makaton, Pecs
  • To communicate effectively with members of the Nursery Team.
  • To welcome parents to the nursery in a cheerful and friendly manner.


Child Protection, Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of the Child

  • To be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the nursery is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protect concerns to the person in charge.
  • To support the management of children’s behaviour and routines in line with LEYF’s policies and guidelines.
  • To undertake specific tasks related to the safety and hygiene of the children and the cleanliness of the nursery, maintaining a cleaning routine under the direction of the Nursery Leadership Team.
  • To work within LEYF’ Equal Opportunities Policy and contribute to maintaining an inclusive environment.
  • To work within all the relevant LEYF policies and procedures.
  • To participate in outings and trips including Health and Safety aspects


Supporting Transitions

  • To support children, parents and carers during key transitions.


Multi-agency and Integrated Working

  • When appropriate to work alongside nursery staff in liaising with other professionals in an effective and timely way.
  • To support improvements in quality across the curriculum.


Information Sharing                    

  • To maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
  • To cascade information as needed.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • To participate in the performance management framework and regularly attend supervision.
  • To attend training sessions as required
  • To undertake any other tasks as requested by the Management
  • To provide cover in other nurseries in the local area as required by the Nursery Manager.
  • To work within all LEYF policies and procedures


Shared Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work with colleagues as part of the Nursery team.
  • To participate fully in meetings.
  • To be an ambassador for LEYF.


Key Relationships

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Local community
  • Other professionals and outside agencies
  • Nursery Team


Training provided

Qualification:  Children and Young People’s Workforce Early Years Educator
Level: 3
Duration: 18 months
Course Type: Apprenticeship Framework

Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your work place.


Units Covered:
The programme is spread across 18 months and typically covers 14 units with the option to take on extra stretch and challenge units if desired. These units are split into 4 themes which complement each other and create a better learning experience:

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Child Development
  • Positive Environments
  • Personal Development/Specialism

The programme will also require the apprentice to cover Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which will be covered through the duration of the apprenticeship.


Functional Skills: 
Apprentices also work towards a Level 2 qualification in English and maths in the first half of the programme if they have no prior exemption (GCSE’sA – C or equivalents in English and Maths).


Personal qualities

  • Passionate about working in Childcare
  • Flexible attitude
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Hard working


Qualifications required

  • Maths, D GCSE or equivalent such as key skills or functional skills, level 1
  • English C GCSE or equivalent such as key skills or functional skills, level 2


Start; September 2018

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