Apprentice - Children First Nursery and Forest School (L2/L3)
Children First Nursery and Forest School, is a thriving purpose built 70 place day nursery based in Worthing college. The nursery is open to children age 6 weeks to 5 years and is open for 51 weeks of the year Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm. Children are divided over 4 rooms by age. We also run a holiday club based in our forest school for children aged 4 -11 years. Flexible childcare places are offered including all day, all week, part-week and morning or afternoon sessions. The nursery has a real outdoors ethos and we are based in extensive grounds with access to nature trails, local green spaces and our forest schools.
We are seeking to recruit an apprentice for this very successful nursery. The Apprenticeship provides unqualified staff, with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Apprentices can work towards Level 2 Certificate and/or Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s and Young people’s workforce, subject to previous experience.
The time it takes to achieve qualification can vary but usually we would expect that Level 3 would be achieved within 18 months. The period of employment will normally end once an apprentice has achieved their qualification. Full training will be provided. Level 2 and/or Level 3 training and assessment will be provided by The Centre for Early Years Training. Induction training and ‘on-the-job training’ will be provided by the Nursery Team Manager as well as other nursery/college staff (for example the Deputy Nursery Team Manager/room leaders).
The main responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:
- General childcare duties including: changing nappies, cleaning faces, going outside in all weathers, preparing snacks, serving meals and playing with the children.
- Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the children is paramount this will include daily risk assessments of toys, equipment and areas where children play.
- General cleaning and tidying of the nursery during the day to ensure it is a healthy and stimulating learning environment.
- Being involved with the planning, development and implementation of the nursery curriculum, care and activities.
The college is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.