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Apprentice Key Person

Mini Vip’s Nursery and Daycare Ltd
Category : Others Salary : Experience(s) :  Year


Mini Vip's Nursery & Daycare Ltd operates a children's Nursery in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Our nursery is designed to provide a secure, comfortable and stimulating environment for children from birth to 5 years of age. We also operate an after school care and holiday cover which provides a relaxing and caring atmosphere for children aged between 4 and 11 years.

About Mini Vip’s Nursery and Daycare Ltd

We are an Ofsted registered childcare provision owned and managed by a family for families. We offer a stimulating and challenging environment in which your child can learn and develop through their play. Our ethos is to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere in a setting that mirrors home life to ensure that all children feel safe and secure when they are with us

Job Title: Key Worker (Apprenticeship)


Responsible to:  Room Leader


Apprenticeship courses available: Childcare L-3

Employer introduction:

Mini Vip’s is a full time nursery setting, based in Winchcombe, whom offer care to children aged 0 to 5 years. We also offer a breakfast, after school and holiday club to the children

Benefits include:

  • On-the-job training resulting in a nationally recognised certificate
  • Competitive apprentice wage
  • Career guidance

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • To work with children of all ages, from babies to after school club
  • To work within the room to ensure children’s care and learning needs are met at all times under the guidance of the room leader/room manager
  • Helping to plan, provide and take part in a programme of varied play activities to stimulate and support children’s intellectual, physical, social, language, emotional and play development.
  • Supervise play activities both indoors and outdoors, ensuring they are safe, fun, creative and stimulating.
  • Develop excellent communications with parents/guardians encouraging them to participate in their child’s progress & development
  • Develop excellent communications with all children and members of the team
  • To work under the guidance of an assigned staff member
  • In conjunction with a supervisor/ mentor to observe each child’s progress & report on achievements, looking for progression & continuity. Participate in a ‘key worker’ system, & take a special interest in a specified number of children

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Need to have some understanding or awareness about childcare and willing to learn new skills.
  • Good communication, both written and verbal
  • Flexibility
  • Good personality
  • Good sense of humour
  • Good team work
  • Dependable

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Introduce new ideas for games and activities for children to play.
  • Listen and play with the children.
  • Help to plan each day’s activities including setting up and packing away any equipment.
  • Assist in the evacuation of the premises in case of fire.
  • Assist in the provision of refreshments where necessary.
  • To maintain good hygiene standards and to ensure that the premises and the equipment is kept clean and tidy.
  • To attend relevant staff meetings and training events as appropriate.
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families, staff and Club activities, in line with the companies confidentiality policy.
  • To work as part of a team
  • To undertake any other duties or responsibilities as directed by the Supervisor
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of the children (by checking the equipment and supervising the children at all the time)
  • To be a positive role model to the children
  • To ensure that parents / carers are made to feel welcome when coming to collect their children from the club
  • To work within Mini Vip’s policies


  • Mini Vip's, 16-18 Gretton Road, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, GL54 5EG