Childcare Apprenticeships

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Ready to start a career in Childcare, Tree Tots is looking for an apprentice to join their busy team.


Main responsibilities:

(1) To ensure high standards in all aspects of care and development in line with the EYFS for all children attending the nursery.

(2) To organise resources for activities and experiences in the nursery.

(3) To assist in enhancing the developmental progress of all children.

(4) To give support to all staff and students within the nursery.

(5) To implement the daily routine within the nursery.

(6) To maintain a high standard of cleanliness and good housekeeping within the nursery at all times.

Main Duties:

(7) To plan and carry out a range of exciting activities suitable for the age and development of children attending in conjunction with management/room leaders.

(8) To work with individual children or groups of children providing a range of activities or experiences which will promote development.

(9) To provide additional support and activities which will meet the needs of children with additional needs.

(10) To work professionally with parents to form good relationships and build trust, whilst respecting all parents individual wishes for their child. Involve parents in all aspects of their child’s progress and development.

(11) To undertake domestic tasks within the nursery and become involved with cleaning rotas to ensure a healthy, clean environment at all times. E.g. cleaning and maintenance of equipment, preparation of snack and meals, shopping for nursery needs, cleaning all areas within the nursery on a rota basis.

(12) To participate in the planning, observation and assessment process within the nursery, supporting other staff members and having key children when appropriate. (13) To support all staff and engage as a team member.

(14) To participate in training that may be required for professional development.

(15) To be aware of health and safety and contribute to a safe environment for children, staff and visitors to the setting. Including completing daily risk assessments. (16) To attend regular staff meetings and staff development outside working hours if required.

(17) To work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy of the nursery is fulfilled.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

English and maths at GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C and above

Ideally L2 qualified beginning or working towards L3

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable
  • Confident, professional and trustworthy
  • Friendly

Qualifications required

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills

Future prospects

- A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
- Opportunity to learn and develop within the company

Training to be provided

All relevant training to be provided

About the employer

Tree Tots Nursery


Stockbridge Village Development, The Withens



L28 1AB