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Apprentice Nursery Assistant ICP NURSERIES LIMITED

Ladybird is focused on providing outstanding provision to the children in our care and building the best team of staff to do so. If you are committed to contributing to our younger generation’s formative years and want to be part of a Company offering opportunities to advance your career in childcare, then please do apply

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 30 hours; shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

General Duties:

  • To contribute to the room planning
  • To understand the requirements of the EYFS, health and safety and Ofsted
  • To fulfil the role of a Key Person as directed
  • To liaise professionally and courteously with parents, children, colleagues and visitors in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting to the correct person with the Nursery
  • To prepare daily activities for all children whilst adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To interact effectively with all children
  • To assist in the setting up of the room in the morning, throughout the day and closing down the room in the evening
  • To encourage and support children to develop their language, motor and social skills
  • To supervise indoor and outdoor play activities
  • To supervise snack and meal times including cleaning
  • To support the team with hygiene for children including nappies, toileting, face and hands wiping and changing a child’s clothes
  • To maintain records and reports, keeping daily diaries of the children’s progress and activities
  • To assist with general cleaning, tidying and sterilising
  • To contribute to the board displays
  • To adhere to and implement all Nursery policies and procedures


  • Attends training courses to further personal development
  • Performs any ad hoc duties as required
  • Actively contributes and participates as part of the team, attending team meetings and other events
  • Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues
  •  Assists the Nursery Manager with initiatives that directly benefit the Nursery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Kind, caring, enthusiastic.
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Good understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Safeguarding and first aid training – desirable
  • Experience of providing customer service

Personal qualities

  • Kind, caring, enthusiastic.
  • Experience of working within a team

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum grade 3 or D in GCSE’s or equivalent English & maths
  • If meets the min. entry then work towards intensive Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English
  • Functional Skills exemptions apply if hold A*-C/ grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Continued employment after qualifying with potential career progression pathways with the employer

Things to consider

The position would ideally suit a new Level 2 apprentice, or a Level 2 applicant out of place, or even an apprentice looking to progress onto Level 3.

Involves shift work patterns.

Our salary and benefits package is sector leading and includes:

  • An excellent base salary
  • Generous holidays including paid Christmas closure, increased allowance with length of service and a paid day-off for your birthday
  • A reward and recognition bonus scheme
  • Funded training and development opportunities
  • Career progression including our Leaders of the Future Programme
  • The enhanced DBS check and Capita annual renewal service is paid for
  • Employee of the Month rewards
  • A generous staff, family and friends discount for childcare
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • A uniform
  • Fruit and refreshments
  • And more!

About the employer

Ladybird day nursery provides care and education for children between 3 months and 5 years. We are situated within a large Victorian house within the rural village of Fenstanton. We have three units within the nursery which separates children dependant on their age and development. Due to our location on the A14 we serve a wide area of schools for children to move onto.





High Street


PE28 9JZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Camilla 07814507777

  • First-hand experience and knowledge of working in an early year setting. Putting the EYFS into practice following policies and procedures.
  • Day release to college supported

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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