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Childcare L2

Company Name:
Squirrels Nursery
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Childcare Level 2
14 Nov 2019
Vacancy Type:
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday
Job Advert

Childcare Level 2 – Squirrels Nursery

Gosport, Hampshire

£146.25 a week

Squirrels Nursery LTD is a family run business and is very much aware of the delicate balance between work and family life. We currently run two separate settings, our nursery for 3 months - 3 year olds and we also run a preschool for 3 years - 4 years old to help develop and prepare our children for life in school. We also run after school clubs for all children, therefore we make every effort to help you on all aspects of both areas. Squirrels strive to support children’s development in all areas so they may grow to be strong, independent individuals based on loving and secure relationships. The children in our care are all valued as individuals and are respected as such. We provide a family type atmosphere where all the children can learn through play in a safe, fun and very caring environment.



To be a proactive member of a staff  who provides a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment in which babies and young children are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential. To offer full and practical support in the day to day running of the Nursery. 

• To understand and respect the need for consistency of care for the children – report for duty on time, maintain regular attendance, give appropriate notice of holiday requests and report nonattendance through sickness promptly and appropriately. . 

• To assist in providing a safe, supportive and caring environment for young children in the care of Squirrels Nursery LTD; to ensure that all aspects of each individual child’s development are given full consideration. 

• To ensure that clean and hygienic standards are maintained at all times. This includes daily cleaning rotas, nappy changing and other nursery/housekeeping duties.

 • To maintain and follow all Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times. 

• To develop a thorough knowledge of all of the company’s operational policies and procedures; ensuring that they are followed and respected at all times. 

• To be fully up to date with the requirements of the “Early Years Foundation Stage” and ensure that your practice meets and aims to exceed the requirements.

• To follow all routines, duties, timetables, rotas, record keeping activities and any other reasonable duty as requested by your deputy or Nursery Manager.

 • To ensure that communication with children and the staff team is polite and courteous at all times. 

• To share relevant information and ensure that information passed between parents and staff is communicated to your deputy/Nursery Manager as appropriate. 

• To be an effective key person to those children assigned to you and to take on other assigned responsibilities, as requested and advised by your supervisor in line with knowledge and experience. 

• To maintain confidentiality about all issues related to children and their families; your own and other staff members issues and any other management or operational issues. 

• Involvement and enrolment in company training courses to be undertaken and completed which may, at various times, be outside normal working hours. 

• To be involved in developing and delivering a stimulating and creative atmosphere within the setting. 

• To provide staff cover within the nursery group periodically, as requested by the Management team. 

 • To attend staff meetings, professional development training and any other events as requested by your Nursery Manager.

 • To carry out any other reasonable additional duties as requested by your deputy and/or Nursery Manager from time to time. 

• To take responsibility for continued professional development by attending courses (in-house and external), receiving constructive feedback and reading relevant material. 



Skills, Experience and Personal Qualities

To be an effective key person to those children assigned to you and to take on other assigned responsibilities, as requested and advised by your supervisor in line with knowledge and experience.

Hardworking, positive and encouraging.


Qualifications Required

You will need GCSE's graded A*- E/9 - 2 in both English and maths or equivalent, or a functional skill at level 1.


Apprenticeship/Next Steps

People completing Intermediate Apprenticeship with Highbury College have gone on to study higher qualifications such as degrees, been promoted in their company to roles with more responsibility and within a short period of time have gone on to become managers and even company directors.