Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

Cornerstone Nurseries Ltd (Employer)

GP Strategies (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
4 May 2021(start date)
Early Years Educator (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for an apprentice to join our busy team, who provide quality care and deliver daily activities for the children. Candidates will need to have an enthusiastic approach and be able to work as part of a team with good communication skills.


Day to day duties:

  • Assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance
  • Help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • Act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are met
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers
  • Advise the Manager of any concerns
  • Teach children, offering stimulating play experiences
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and follow child protection procedures
  • Keep confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers

Future Prospects

The owner of Nursery offers performance related bonuses each term, on top of the hourly rate. On completion of the 14 month apprenticeship program, depending on performance, you may be offered a full time role at Crescent Corner.

Reality Check

Although the role is advertised at 30 hours a week there may be the potential to do up to 40 hours per week on occasion.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Have good communication skills
  • Be flexibility / punctual
  • Have passion for the job
  • Be Enthusiastic
  • Have a willingness to learn

Qualities Required

  • Taking pride in organising rooms and keeping up standards of the nursery
  • Being a good role model for the children and building positive relationships with parents and staff of the setting

Qualifications Required

Ideally candidates will have maths and English GCSE or equivalents at grade 4/C or above (although this isn't a necessity)

Training Provided

  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Functional Skills if required 
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