Cherry Tree Day Nursery

Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Intermediate (Level 2)

Cherry Tree Day Nursery (Employer)

Gp Strategies Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
25 May 2021(start date)
Early Years Practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
21 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to take on a Childcare apprentice to work alongside our existing staff at our Ilkley setting. The successful candidate will also undertake an Early Practitioner Level 2 qualification as part of the role.


Day to day duties will include:

  • Helping with daily routine, being creative with games, preparing food, feeding, changing nappies
  • Deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years
  • Ensure that the childcare setting is a safe environment for children, staff and others
  • To developing partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development 
  • To be responsible for any tasks delegated By the Manager
  • Provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • Deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • Help ensure the childcare setting meets Ofsted requirements at all times
  • Work with other professionals in the local area for the benefit of children and families
  • Understand and work to childcare setting policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • Plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To be a key person
  • Ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments

Future Prospects

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

Reality Check

This role is for 40 hours a week, to be done over either 4 days or 5 days a week between the hours of 7:30 am and 6:30 pm and can be discussed at interview.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Previous childcare experience is preferable but not a necessity
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Passion for Childcare
  • Good time keeping

Qualifications Required

Maths & English GSCE or equivalents at grade C / 4 or above is preferable but not a necessity.

Training Provided

  • Early Practitioner Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required 
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