Apprentice Nursery Practitioner (Level 2/Intermediate)

Canterbury, Kent
£168.75 per week (£4.50 per hour)
21 Dec 2018
18 Jan 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

With over 40 years of experience, the Canterbury Day Nursery has developed a unique character that reflects the diversity and individuality of its children.

Work should be fun and we are looking for individuals who share that philosophy whilst providing children under 5 with a ‘Sound Foundation’ for life!

People really do matter at the Canterbury Day Nursery and we offer training programmes to all our colleagues to support their ongoing professional development.

Description of Vacancy

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and established nursery in the heart of Canterbury.

As the apprentice nursery practitioner you will play an important role in supporting the children’s needs through quality education and care.

If you are looking for your first steps in childcare this is the ideal place to start, but if you already hold an existing Level 2 we are happy to offer a Level 3 Apprenticeship.


This is a shift based role, working 37.5 paid hours per week, Monday to Friday, between 08:00 – 18:00.

Breaks of a minimum of 30 minutes will be included, but will not be paid.

Skills Required

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Articulate with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work towards deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to have fun
  • As a charity we expect all staff to help with events outside of working hours in the form of fundraising

Personal Qualities

Successful applicants will need to provide ‘right to work in the UK’ documentation, undertake a DBS and provide two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment.

Qualifications Required

Grade C/4 or equivalent in GCSE English, Maths and ICT.

Due to the nature of the role, your offer of an apprenticeship will be subject to references and a DBS check.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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