Nursery Apprentice and Nursery Practitioner

Stratford, Plaistow and Custom House London
£17,000.00 for newly qualified and £17,500.00 plus for 6 months plus post qualification
13 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Nursery Apprentice and Nursery Practitioner roles are available


Nursery Apprentice – opportunity to work in one of our highly sought after nurseries towards a recognised childcare qualification. Previous experience desirable but not essential.

Salary – at least 10% higher than the national apprenticeship rate.


Nursery Practitioner - Must have a minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in order to be considered for the position. Experience of working in a nursery setting and knowledge of the revised EYFS.

Salary - £17,000.00 for newly qualified and £17,500.00 plus for 6 months plus post qualification


Our settings are in Custom House, Stratford and Plaistow in East London. As established settings in Newham, we have supported many of our staff during their apprenticeship to work towards gaining the level 2 or 3 in childcare with apprentices then being taken on as staff members.

We are also seeking to recruit full time and term time only level 3 qualified nursery practitioners to work in our baby rooms, toddler rooms and pre-school rooms.


The role involves:-

Maintaining high standards in delivering the revised EYFS to help the children progress according to their developmental needs.

Working as part of a team as a key person in a caring and nurturing environment.

Working in partnership with parents and other external professionals to meet the varied needs of the children.


Qualifications and experience:-

No previous childcare qualifications required for the nursery apprentice.

Qualified Practitioners must have a minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in order to be considered for the nursery practitioner position and recent experience of working in a nursery setting.

Up to date knowledge and understanding of the revised EYFS.

You will need to have a good command of spoken and written English.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out.

Previous training, for example in paediatric first aid, safeguarding, SEN, food hygiene, health and safety and first aid at work are advantageous.


What we offer:-

  • Competitive salary
  • Termly staff social events
  • Employee engagement perks – e.g. discounts for trips to the cinema and meals
  • Increase to staff annual leave after a number of years service
  • Company pension scheme
  • A friendly working environment
  • Opportunity to work with a successful nursery
  • Continual professional development training – with external providers and three inset training days each year.
  • Staff receive a discount if their child attends the nursery.


Easily reached by public transport with buses stopping within maximum of 2 minutes walk and Stratford, Upton Park, Custom House and Plaistow stations close to each site.

Candidates must be able to attend on site interviews.

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