Footsteps Day Nursery Limited

Apprentice Nursery Assistant


Footsteps Day Nursery Limited

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Shift TBC
duration: 12 months
start: 11 November 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Children and Young People's Workforce (apprenticeship standard)
4 November 2019 (application closing date)
Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Footsteps Nursery in Canwell. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn.


To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s by:

  • Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
  • Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
  • Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
  • Contributes observations to children’s development on tapestry
  • Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
  • Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
  • Actively promotes each child’s self esteem

To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:

  • Equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
  • Making sure equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
  • Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
  • Safety procedures are adhered to
  • Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
  • The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to

To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures:

  • To work as part of a team
  • To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery, to:
  • Develop and maintain a partnership with parents / carers
  • To actively contribute to good staff morale
  • To attend staff meetings
  • To commit to continuing personal development


Future Prospects

  • A potential career in Footsteps Nurseries

Reality Check

  • The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early

Skills Required

  • You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your qualification

Qualities Required

  • You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team

Qualifications Required

  • No Qualifications Required

Training Provided

  • Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT