Apprentice Nursery Assistant Apricot Day Nursery Ltd

Apricot is looking for someone to join their team at this welcoming and calm nursery. You must have good communication skills, a natural gift to engage with others and above all, a passion to work with children. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain invaluable experience and a Level 2 BTEC Certificate in childcare.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Hours to be agreed)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to join our dedicated team as an Apprentice Nursery Assistant.  You will gain valuable experience and skills in our caring nursery and will work towards achieving a nationally recognised level 2 qualification in Childcare.

Main duties will include:

  • Engaging with the children to inspire positive play.
  • Helping the children get ready for outdoors play (in all weathers) and supervising a safe environment.
  • Supporting the children with a range of fun activities including arts and crafts.
  • Being caring and creating an enjoyable experience for all of the children.
  • Keeping areas tidy and clean.
  • Providing the children with help at meal times.
  • Providing comfort to the children when required.
  • Changing nappies and providing hygiene support to the older children.
  • To help settle the children at nap times.
  • To assist with food preparation and drinks.

Our nursery is registered for 20 children aged 3 months to 5 years and is set in lovely gardens. It is very small and friendly and not as regimented as bigger nurseries.

We are open from 7.45am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays.  Working hours to be agreed to cover the requirements of the nursery. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No skills are required but some basic experience working with children (baby-sitting or a placement in a nursery) would be beneficial.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, positive, and practical attitude.
  • Must be able to cope with the occasional pressure, and work independently at times.
  • Must be reliable, flexible, tidy and punctual.

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs at grade D or above (or equivalent qualifications). 

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity for you to become a permanent, full time member of the team at Apricot Day Nursery.

Things to consider

Due to the location of the Nursery and poor transport links, please consider how you are going to get to and from work every day.

About the employer

Apricot Day Nursery is situated in Upper Basildon on the outskirts of Pangbourne. It is a small and friendly nursery with lovely gardens and provides care for children aged 3 months to 5 years.


Apricot Day Nursery Ltd


Pangbourne Road, Leiscom Close



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Training provider

On-the-job training will be provided to achieve all aspects of the role requirements, in addition to ongoing support being offered by the Line Manager and your Newbury College Assessor to achieve the Diploma of your Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 2 BTEC Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths, English, and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newbury College


Business Team, Newbury College 01635 845229

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017