Apprentice Nursery Manager

Bright Sparks Nursery
71, Stott Close, Plymouth, PL3 6HA
£161.70 to £311.85 per week
20 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
We are seeking a passionate, professional individual interested in developing leadership qualities at our Nursery. You will be prepared to be make a difference to the families we support and put them first. You will be keen to develop the business and be flexible towards the business needs.
  • Have a keen focus on excellence in practice
  • Able to work on a multi-agency basis with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Actively support each child and family to achieve their potential
  • Inform and improve practice by acting on research and new developments & leading by example.
  • Model behaviours that encourage reflective practice, professional confidence and humility
  • Challenge and support practitioners to ensure their practice is safe and to a high standard
  • Develop and lead an ethos that will enable practitioners to make a real difference to the lives of children
  • Respect and value practitioners, encourage and enable them to deliver excellent practice
  • Have a relentless focus on delivering improved outcomes
  • Maintain own practice and skills through effective CPD and maintain a culture of professional development for your staff
  • Understand the principles and practice of supervision within their staff team
  • Value the principles and practices of diversity, equality rights, and inclusion
  • Understand the working practices surrounding legislation, national and local solutions for safeguarding and risk management for children and families

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Vocational experience of at least 2 years
  • Appropriate level 3 or 4 qualification in Early Years
  • Able to identify and manage risk
  • Able to set clear, measurable objectives
  • Able to use data to evaluate the effectiveness of outcomes
  • Develop and lead change in working practices that deliver improved outcomes

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about childcare and education
  • Professional attitude
  • Relish a challenge
  • Calm and patient
  • Able to think on their feet
  • Able to use own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • You will be willing to undertake the Children, Young People and Families Manager Standard Level 5
  • You must have the Early Years Educator Level 3 Qualification
  • You must have at least 2 years' experience as a room leader

Future prospects

Progression opportunities may include a permanent position with the Nursery.

Things to consider

From April 2021, the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices rose to £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit

Otherwise, all learners come under your normal terms of employment ranging from holidays, to sick pay and disciplinary procedures.