Apprentice Nursery Assistant Cybertots

Take your first steps into a rewarding career in Early Years education. Earn while you learn. Develop the potential in young children through on-the-job training and gain your nationally recognised qualification on the way.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35-40 hours a week on a shift basis

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Framework and Level: Early Years Educator Level 3

Location: Hanwell

Vacancy full description:

Contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

Support the aims and objectives of the nursery and assist with the provision of a high-quality establishment for children from birth to five years.

Work for an Ofsted-rated outstanding group of nurseries.

Be supported in your future career with opportunities for your ongoing professional development and career progression through our Early Year's Education professional development programme limited places exist for those who shine.

A fantastic opportunity to begin your career in early years education has arisen. Vacancies exist for number of Apprentice Nursery Assistants to work for an Ofsted-rated Outstanding nursery group. Opportunities exist for career progression and ongoing professional development.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Give support to other team members throughout the nursery setting
  • Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where you can help be most utilised; be constantly aware of the needs of the children
  • The apprentice duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's equal opportunities policy
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Commit to Safeguarding children and provide support to other staff in ensuring children are kept safe and happy
  • Understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery and to other nurseries within the group.
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing equipment etc
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery's philosophy is fulfilled

Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

General knowledge of how children learn and develop

  • Enjoyment of children, interest in their care, learning and development
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Basic knowledge of current practices, EYFS curriculum and statutory requirements
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills for report writing, maintaining children's records and learning journeys
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection issues, safety and welfare
  • Ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of working parents
  • Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunities
  • Commitment to keeping up-to-date with developments in early years care and education including attending training courses

Personal qualities

  • A love of working with children and developing the potential in others
  • Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work in a team or individually
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated initiative
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality relating to all matters

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

Possibility of a full-time, permanent position at the end of training with prospects of career progression to more senior roles, together with opportunities for sponsorship to acquire higher early year's education qualifications.

Things to consider

Certificates must be proved at the initial interview with Uxbridge College and Buttercups An enhanced DBS and health declaration will be carried out Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (Early Year's Educator) The employer would consider candidates who have

About the employer

At Cybertots we believe in the enormous potential and curiosity of our children. Each child is an individual with their own thoughts, expressions and emotions. This is why at Cybertots we believe it is important to listen to, observe, interact with and learn from each and every one of our children, in order to best support their growth and development. Our nursery practitioners have been extensively trained to gather and assess this information to help our children better communicate their feelings and guide them in day to day problem solving and understanding the world around them. We follow their interest and in turn they guide us into their own world and imagination. We help our children to develop a sense of identity by valuing their ideas and choices, as well as introducing them to new ideas and experiences through new styles of learning.




363 Copley Close


W7 1QG

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Training provider

The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified Intermediate/advanced Apprenticeship in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce.

  • Level 2/3 NVQ in CYPW
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in ICT, Math and English
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The college will chose the appropriate framework depending on candidates experience and past qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge College


Alice Armson

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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: 06 Oct 2017