Apprentice / Trainee

January 06, 2016

Sunny Days Dorchester have a great opportunity to earn while you learn!!
We are looking for bright, bubbly and enthusiastic people to join our Dorchester team to start a career in early years care and education. To build your practice you will be mentored and supported in the workplace and to build your knowledge you will attend our Training Centre every Friday.

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Please see below for the full job specifications and how to apply:

Position: Apprentice / Trainee
Contract: Apprenticeship Placement
Hours: Flexible working hours – individually negotiated
Salary: Training allowance>NMW
Min qualification: Unqualified
Closing date: Ongoing
Interview date: By appointment
Date added: 06 January 2016

You will be responsible for the welfare, learning and development of a designated group of children.

Job Purpose:
Take a shared responsibility for the welfare, learning and development of a designated group of children within the nursery by working with initiative and creativity to foster an environment that encourages the children’s all-round development.
To promote Sunny Day Nurseries to parents, potential parents, the community and to allied professionals.
To actively promote equal opportunities for all children, their families and staff, with due respect and consideration for gender, race, language, disability, age religion, culture, sexuality and class.


  1. Implement policies and procedures to ensure the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework are met.
  2. Assist in the planning of appropriate experiences for children, in line with Sunny Day Nurseries’ core practices to meet the learning and development requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework.
  3. Participate in Sunny Day Nurseries’ policy on planning, assessment, recording and reporting, in line with the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework.
  4. Take on the role of key person for a designated group of children.
  5. Assist in providing effective liaison with parents on a day-to-day basis regarding the welfare, learning and development of the children in the designated section.
  6. Take shared responsibility for standards of safety, security, hygiene, cleanliness and tidiness throughout the nursery.
  7. Maintain the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene in sleeping, nappy changing, food preparation and service areas.
  8. Take shared responsibility for the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the nursery.
  9. Participate in the nursery’s performance management review process and access any necessary training or professional development.
  10. Comply with all Sunny Day Nurseries’ policies and procedures at all times.
  11. Treat all staff, children and parents with courtesy and kindness at all times.
  12. Undertake any other duties as agreed with the Nursery Manager/Deputy.


  • As an apprentice you will receive support, guidance and training in order to execute all the duties listed to the best of your abilities.

Accountable to:
Nursery Supervisor
Deputy Manager
Nursery Manager


How to apply:

Tel: 0345 88 88 123 option 2
Job number: 2475
Contact: Jo Parker.

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