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Zoek Pin Farnborough, Hampshire, England


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Position: Apprentice

Salary Banding: £ per hour

Hours: Full Time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire.

We are currently recruiting for a passionate Apprentice to join our wonderful Bright Horizons Farnborough Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery is situated in Farnborough, Hampshire.

As an Apprentice working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

Purpose of Role:

The Apprentice is responsible for delivering exceptional care and education for children whilst undertaking a formal qualification in childcare. The Apprentice works with a team to ensure the nursery is compliant in all areas.

The role of the Apprentice is to support the children’s development in partnership with parents, offering contributions to observations and planning for next steps. As an Apprentice works alongside the nursery team to build strong partnerships with parents/carers and other professionals. They play an active part in creating a simulating environment for each child’s individual needs.

The role requires collaboration with others and taking responsibility for working in line with regulatory requirements, BH policies and procedures to develop the strength and reputation the Bright Horizons brand retains.


Support and promote diversity and equality

Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback to create consistency

Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life

Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done

Work collaboratively, demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations

Work in partnership with parents/ carers and other professionals

Create the right environment to offer a unique experience for our parents and children

Demonstrate and ensure good practice and compliance with the revised EYFS Framework through adherence to BHFS policies and procedures

Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play

Practice positive behaviour management techniques

Meeting the individual dietary, health, comfort and care needs of each individual child

Have a child centred approach, ensuring the activities on offer meet the children’s needs and are age appropriate

Contribute to children’s records through observation

Attend staff meetings and training sessions

Work alongside your assessor including attending all training required for completion of the formal qualification

Have ability to manage own time to complete required coursework in the given timeframe

Drive own development through active participation in appraisals, one to ones and requesting supervisions where required

Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers, taking a BOLD approach to stand out amongst competitors

To complete your Level 2 Qualification will take a minimum of 12 months and to complete your level 3 will take a minimum of 18 months

Use reflection to proactively take on board new ideas and initiatives including feedback to enhance own development

Essential Experience:


Experience Desirable:

Experience in any role, which includes face to face work directly with children, paid or voluntary

Experience working with babies either in a professional home base or early years provision

Qualifications Essential:

Willingness to undertake formal Level 2/3 Early Years qualification

Can demonstrate good numeracy and literacy skills

Willingness to gain Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 1/2

Qualifications Desirable:

Full and relevant Level 1 (or above) Early Years qualification

A-C grade in Maths and English

First Aid or 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualification

Personal Attributes:

Able to have empathy and an ability to understand a child’s view

Show resilience and determination to succeed in the face of pressure and difficulties. Ability to identify concerns and resolve complex dilemmas in a fair, open and reasoned manner

Ability to communicate clearly with both children and adults using a variety of techniques

Ability to work as part of a team

Have the ability to reflect on and respond positively to direction to improve own performance. Know when to seek advice and support

Demonstrate a proactive approach and take responsibility for getting things done

Ability to self-manage, manage own time, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things

Demonstrate a good standard of literacy, numeracy and effective ICT skills

We look forward to receiving your application!

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such ‘protected’ conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action

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