Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Kneehigh Nursery (Employer)

GP Strategies (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, 30 Hours Per Week TBC.
12 months (duration)
8 March 2021(start date)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to a hire an apprentice with a passion for working with children. The successful candidate will undertake either the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or Early Years Educator Level 3 whilst working in the Nursery.


Main Duties Include:

  • Assist with the planning of the curriculum by way of suggesting areas/ learning goals which need to be addressed
  • Help to prepare the activities in the playroom for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • Setting up and tidying away planned and child-initiated activities and resources
  • Serving of snacks and preparation and serving of lunch meals
  • Act as a key person to a group of children, liaising closely with parents/ carers, exchanging information about children's progress, ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met, and advising parents/carers how they can be involved in this
  • Keep each of your key child's Development Files and Learning Journey’s up to date and set each key child learning targets every 8 weeks in the form of a play plan
  • Advise the pre-school leader of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • Teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation
  • Keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff which is learned as part of the job
  • Contribute to a safe environment for children by maintaining high standards of hygiene and following safety procedures

Future Prospects

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

On completion of the apprenticeship programs, depending on performance and availability, you may be offered a full time role with the Nursery.

Reality Check

All staff are required to pass an enhanced DBS check.

Skills Required

  • Previous experience working with children is preferable but not a necessity, ideally in a Nursery setting
  • Willingness to work as team member to keep improving quality of the setting

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiasm, confident, reliable with a desire to learn and a passion to support children

Qualifications Required

  • Maths and English GCSE's Grade C/4 equivalent

Training Provided

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

If you are already qualified up to the level 2, then we will place you on the Early Years Educator Level 3 instead.

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