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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Job description

Poplars Blossoms are looking to recruit a friendly nursery apprentice to join their team. Work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities. If you are keen to pursue a career in the childcare sector, this is the perfect opportunity for you. We will consider Level 2 or Level 3 candidates (Level 3 for those that have experience or qualification in childcare).

Job Description

  • Understand and carry out efficiently, routine tasks in the nursery
  • Develop positive relationships with children, parents and staff
  • Develop a basic understanding of child development
  • Understand and implement nursery policies
  • Help to provide a clean, safe and stimulating environment
  • Attend staff meetings regularly and offer input
  • Learn to plan a wide range of suitable activities for children aged six weeks to eight years as required (full training given)
  • Write good quality observations in each age group (training given)
    learn to maintain some records of children’s development (personal profiles)
  • Collect well written evidence for your portfolio
  • Ensure witness statements are collated from staff for evidence portfolio

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 19/06/2023

Possible start date: 26/06/2023

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience

  • GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths A*-D/ 9-3 (Essential)

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner -
  • Please refer to above link for more information
  • Functional Skills Level 1/Level 2 if required
  • Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment

This apprenticeship will take place at the employers address.

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship or progression onto a level 3 qualification.

Employer information

The Poplars Nursery School was established in 1993 by Suzanne Sladen. Poplars Blossoms Nursery and Pre-School is an extension to this and opened in 2006. At the Poplars they are dedicated to providing support in a team environment and assessing all of the team’s training needs. They are an equal opportunities employer in that they believe everyone is an individual and should have the opportunities to succeed and develop personally and professionally.

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Reference number VAC1000148797
Working week Shifts to be agreed around the nursery opening hours Monday - Friday 7.30am - 6.00pm
Total hours per week: 36
Expected duration 15 Months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Early Years Practitioner - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £9,884.16 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).