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Sunshine Nursery



Type of Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship


  • To contribute to a high standard of physical, social and intellectual care for children in the nursery
  • To give support to other personnel within the nursery
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room
  • The safeguard the wellbeing of all children within our care
  • Prepare and complete activities to suit the child’s stage of development linking to their development matters overview with support from the room leader
  • To ensure meal times are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Ensure all children are clean and free from any unpleasantries
  • Provide comfort and warmth to ill children and ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Ensuring high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery and be prepared to help when needed
  • Respect confidentiality of each child
  • Specific child orientate and related tasks
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard to working as a nursery/ key worker


To be confirmed at interview

Working hours per week

40 hours per week

Required Skills

  • A pleasant and approachable demeanour and ability to communciate appropriately with parents and children


  • Respect equality & diversity …Be sensitive to children with special needs i.e physical and learning disabilities


  • Respect confidentiality at all times both in and outside of the nursery


  • Excellent communicator and team worker who supports daily routines and daily tasks


  • A willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions


  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complaints procedure defusing and resolving or referring potential situations to the nursery
  • supervisor/manager


  • Undertaking child observations and working with supervisor to record appropriately

Personal Qualities Required

The candidate must be

  • able to work on own initiative with guidelines
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to display good communication skills
  • approachable, willing and friendly
  • enthusiastic
  • able to follow instructions
  • able to be flexible
  • customer focused with friendly and polite disposition
  • The suitable candidate will be of a cheery disposition, willing, helpful and friendly. Essentially this role is ideal for someone who is able to multi task and display their initiative. You must also be punctual and reliable.

Required Qualifications

The employer would like the candidate to have a minimum of grades C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.

Number of Vacancies


Expected Duration

12 months

Future Prospects

Possible opportunities to undertake additional training courses e.g. first aid and other CPD.

Nursery Nurse , Childminder Key Worker


A worthy candidate who proves themselves could have the opportunity to be employed full time on completion of the Apprenticeship

Other Information

  • Early starts and late finishes as per the nursery rota
  • Children need attentive care and your duties will include washing and changing children as required
  • As a childcare worker you will expect to supervise children and therefore must be prepared to be outdoors regardless of weather conditions

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