St Edmund of Canterbury C of E Church

Nursery Assistant Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

St Edmund of Canterbury C of E Church (Employer)

Harrow and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £150.00
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - various shift patterns
15 months (duration)
5 November 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
29 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

our aim is to provide children with a strong learning foundation that will support and enhance their future education. Our team of qualified Montessori and Early Years practitioners (teachers) are all dedicated to promoting the personal development and emotional well being of all the children on a one-to-one level.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To attend college where necessary, complete all assignments on time and attend associated training
  • To help to set up the setting for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • To work closely with the teacher and other staff members, building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise teacher and Safeguarding co-ordinator of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To engage with children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support meal times within the setting
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To keep completely 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, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the teacher, in accordance with the setting’s objectives
  • To look upon the Nursery as a ‘whole’
  • Be constantly aware of the changing needs of the children and nursery

Future Prospects

Discussed at interview.

Skills Required

  • Willingness to learn new skills and undertake further training
  • Experience of working with young children
  • Effective team worker
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Ability to use initiative in all areas of work
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidence to interact with a wider team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Well-presented and professional appearance

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to learn and gain a level 3 qualification
  • Good skills of communication and interaction
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships
  • Clean tidy and presentable appearance; appropriately dressed for the setting
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic

Qualifications Required

GCSE English and maths 3-9/A-D or equivalent.

Training Provided

  • Early Years Practitioner Qualification Level 2
  • For level 2 apprenticeships, apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 1 English and mathematics
  • Reediness for End Point Assessment
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