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Nursery Assistant Apprentice Pear Tree Farm

A fantastic opportunity for the right enthusiastic individual to assist in the day to day running of your designated room, within Apples & Pears & the Banana Club; with full contact/responsibility, under supervision, of designated children.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2021

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

    Nursery opening hours are between 7.30am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday; shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 35 Total hours per week: 35.00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Assisting with the full care of children i.e. ensuring that their physical needs (food and personal hygiene) are met
  • Assisting with safe, creative, appropriate play opportunities, preparing activities through/within a stimulating environment
  • To be aware of responsibilities in respect of promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, and work alongside others to ensure that this is achieved
  • Assisting with the provision of healthy/nutritional snacks and meals
  • Assisting the Room Supervisor with daily record keeping
  • Observation & assessment of key children, once delegated
  • Administering First Aid, as appropriate
  • Attend/undertake training, as appropriate
  • Carry out responsibilities and activities within an equal opportunities framework.
  • Work within the settings Policies & Procedures
  • To be coherent with the EYFS and work with Supervisors, Management and others to ensure fully adhered to
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to undertake an NVQ Level 2 Early Years Educator 
  • Experience of working with children 0-5 years, or genuine desire to learn to
  • An understanding of good quality childcare and willingness to continuously improve standards
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to assist and facilitate safe, creative play
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  •  Ability to meet children’s individual needs
  • Desirable but not essential: Current First Aid Certificate/Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ability to use judgement and common sense
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Patient
  • Eagerness to learn and progress

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths at a pass grade. 

Future prospects

A future career in the industry.

Things to consider

Role subject to a clear DBS check.

About the employer

Here at Apples and Pears, we understand the important balance between the health, happiness and education of your child’s early years. Our enthusiastic team are passionate about providing a fun and engaging environment in which your child will thrive.  Since July 2004, Apples and Pears Private Day Nursery have been dedicated to providing Outstanding Ofsted childcare to children living in Cheshire East, including those of Sandbach, Alsager and Congleton.


Pear Tree Farm


Back Lane


CW11 2UN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Apprenticeship Works


Alison Askew

NVQ Level 2 Early Years apprenticeship 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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