Apprentice Early Years Educator

Salary: £6.42 per hour training wage

Location: All nurseries

To be trained as an Early Years Educator. 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 Responsibilities

  • To work with children
  • To comply with all the company’s policies and procedures, with specific reference to Safeguarding
  • To attend training as required
  • To complete all assignments set
  • To work as be part of a team
  • To liaise with mentor

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake training to obtain recognised qualifications, including completing assignments on time, and attending all College sessions/ tutorials (if applicable)
  • Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Strive to safeguard children by working to the company’s safeguarding Policy
  • Provide (under supervision) all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding
  • Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • Provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • Know and implement the company confidentiality policy

Team Work

  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the highest standards of care are provided;
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas;
  • Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents/carers evenings, Christmas party – as required;


  • Contribute to high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the Setting;
  • 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 Setting’s Equal Opportunities policy;
  • Look upon the Setting as a "whole" where your help can be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children;
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received;
  • To ensure the Setting is a high quality environment which meets the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold it's standards at all times;
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures;
  • To be aware of sections 7 & 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 or other company settings.
  • To promote and support the Setting’s policies relating to safeguarding of children and young people within the workplace.

Portland Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding children. DBS check essential.

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