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Level 3 Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship First Steps Day Care Centre

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our friendly Nursery team. This is position is for someone who is dedicated to working with early years and wants to train towards their NVQ level 3.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To have a strong understanding of key policies and procedures
  • To know and understand EYFS
  • To work with the nursery software
  • To be punctual and willing to do overtime when required
  • To be well presented at all times
  • Maintaining children’s health and hygiene (preparing food, changing nappies, etc.)
  • To support the owner of the nursery and work in the best interests of the nursery at all times
  • To attend monthly meetings
  • Where necessary, be prepared to work with the nursery nurses to cover staff leave/absences
  • Ensure that risk assessments are carried out daily, termly, and annually
  • Keep attendance records for all of the children up to date
  • When necessary, to show potential customers around the nursery and be able to discuss the nursery policies with them
  • To conduct home visits for new children
  • To assist with the general administration of the nursery, as directed by the owner

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence to interact with colleagues and children
  • Reliable
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • To work as part of a team
  • To use your own initiative

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

From a Level 3 Apprenticeship, you can progress into further training or into full-time employment.

About the employer

We are a small friendly full-day care nursery which welcomes and serves a diverse community. Operating from a Scout hut, the nursery benefits from a large outdoor playing field as well as a smaller enclosed area, exclusively used for the nursery's children.


First Steps Day Care Centre



Stag Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FIRST RUNG


Beverley Woodhouse 0780 598 0150

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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