Nursery Assistant Apprentice Apple Tree Day Nursery Ltd

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.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 hours a week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Framework and Level: Children's Workforce and Development - Level 3

Location: Harrow Weald

Vacancy full description:

Main scope of job:

  • To set up and help facilitate family groups, Stay and plays, offering opportunities for social interaction and adult child interaction.
  • To provide a safe and fun environment, and encourage the development of the children through play and social interaction linking in with the EYFS curriculum, demonstrating and promoting good practices in an anti-discriminatory environment.
  • To support children who are being cared for in the nursery facilities.
  • To support and lead on setting up rooms according to children's needs and clearing rooms at the end of sessions.

Main duties and responsibilities of the post:

  • To support Early Years staff to provide an excellent standard of care for the children and work alongside parents to promote children's learning.
  • To co-operate with the Early Years Practitioner in the running of groups/sessions, assisting with planning and schemes of work.
  • To be flexible to the needs of the group, parents, carers, staff and most of all the children.
  • To bring to the attention of the Centre Management any matters concerning the well-being of the children particularly relating to child abuse.
  • To ensure the room is properly set up with appropriate toys and equipment before sessions begin including ensuring all risk assessments are completed and all fire exits cleared. To report any damage or hazards, and leave the building in a safe manner.
  • Ensure cleanliness and hygiene standards are maintained in all areas.
  • To make sure the rooms are tidy when sessions end, ensuring the equipment is replaced in the correct storage boxes and toys are clean for the next session.
  • To check the play equipment, its storage, repair and cleanliness.
  • To keep records of minor and major accidents, and complete the Significant Incident Book if necessary, with the support of SEYP and or Manager.
  • To support the SEYP during a Fire Drill, practised termly.
  • To comply with all relevant legislation.
  • To promote by good practise Equal Opportunities.
  • To participate in supervision with line manager monthly.
  • To be willing to undergo necessary training as identified through performance management and supervision.
  • To carry out any such duties as required by the Children's Centre Manager.

Pay: £175 per week

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to working and learning
  • Sense of humour
  • A willingness to learn

Personal qualities

  • Good role model
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passion for sport/leisure and recreational activities
  • Honest

Qualifications required

Qualifications required: GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C or above

Future prospects

Discussed at interview

About the employer

We are a nursery for pre-school children, with an emphasis on high quality care and development.


Apple Tree Day Nursery Ltd


44 College Hill Road

Harrow Weald


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Training provider

Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce

Full on the job training to be provided and one day a week college attendance for underpinning knowledge.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge College

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017