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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Oak Valley

Oak Valley Day Nursery have a fantastic opportunity for a new Apprentice Nursery Assistant to join them.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    Monday to Friday 9-5

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


Day to Day:

In this role you could be:

  • Assisting in the planning and supervising activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking
  • Helping children to learn numeracy and language skills through games
  • Taking children on outings
  • Feeding and changing babies
  • Observing children and making notes to write reports
  • Making sure children are safe and well

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Thinking and reasoning skills



Personal qualities

  • Candidates should be keen to work with children, have excellent language skill and a willingness to learn
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The ability to work well with others
  • To be flexible and open to change
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • Being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job

Desired qualifications

4/C above or equivalent in Maths & English 

Future prospects

Opportunity to move in to full time role upon completion of apprenticeship 

Things to consider

  • Long time on active
  • Need to work indoors and outdoors
  • Noise levels
  • Regular cleaning activities in relation to children’s activities

About the employer

Oak Valley Day Nursery offers children a spacious and versatile play and learning environment where their early years skills can develop, under the watchful eye of caring and well-qualified staff. They have the benefits of 2 all-weather play surfaces in our purpose designed setting.

They offer flexible childcare for parents and have excellent ties with local schools and are registered with Ofsted.

Oak Valley provides an excellent start for your child on their exciting learning journey, through a committed and qualified team, as part of the Early Years Care & Education group of nurseries.


Oak Valley


c o Century Park

Station Road


S20 3GS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifelong Learning and Skills Service


Sophie Mazzola 01142296179

Early Years Practitioner to be delivered during apprenticeship

Early Years Practitioner level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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