Nursery Apprentice – Kids Academy (LS16 7RX)

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Do you want a career working with children? Come and work in a friendly, professional environment and learn all the skills you need to start your fantastic career in childcare.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • – Safeguard all children
  • – Attend training
  • – Complete all assignments set
  • – Work co-operatively as part of a team
  • – Attend associated training
  • – Liaise with mentor
  • – Attend college (if applicable) and complete assignments to a high standard and on time
  • – Attend team meetings and input ideas
  • – Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including changing and feeding
  • – Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • – Provide adult interaction with children in the nursery
  • – Be aware of and implement all the nursery’s policies and procedures
  • – Support all staff and engage in a co-operative highly motivated and productive staff team
  • – Attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent’s evenings, fairs, etc.
  • – Contribute to high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in nursery
  • – This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

About the Employer

Kids Academy is registered by OFSTED. We provide care for children aged three months to five years old. Both nurseries have the outcome of GOOD from their latest inspections. We communicate with all parents on a daily basis and hold regular meetings to discuss their child’s needs and development progress. Each child has a learning journey which is aimed to help all children develop and grow throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children enjoy learning through the many planned activities in the nursery rooms and outside in our garden. We also include dance and drama sessions delivered by outside specialist teachers. Our long-standing staff are passionate about children and have years of experience. All employees are vetted and hold enhanced CRB or DBS certificates. The majority of our staff are highly qualified to level 3 or above, and our Managers hold Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Our team are constantly attending new and current training courses, so they are aware of new practices and policies.

Things to Consider

You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and open days. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out.

Training to be Delivered

You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor.

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey.

Standards Title: Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Length of Programme: 18 months’ variable

Mode of delivery: one day in college per month Competence and Knowledge qualification

L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Functional Skills qualifications: Level 1-2 Functional Skills in English Level 1-2 Functional skills in Maths

End Point Assessment The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Multiple choice Exam
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Kids Academy

Employer Address

Holtdale Approach
LS16 7RX

Expected Duration

15 Months

Working Week

Monday to Friday Shift work between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:00 pm.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£192.40 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above in English and maths or AS levels (or equivalent) required. Acceptance is subject to college interview, initial assessment and taking a skill area test.

Desired Skills

  • – Good communication skills
  • – Ability to engage with and work with children, their families, other practitioners, and professionals in a positive way
  • – Good planning and organisational skills

Personal Qualities

Patient Reliable Diligent

  • – Committed to the safeguarding of all children
  • – Committed to equal opportunities and an understanding of equality and diversity issues
  • – Strong work ethic
  • – Work well in a team and independently Commitment to completing the apprenticeship

Future Prospects

Progression to the next level of study if suitable.

Date Posted


Leeds City College