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Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Crescent Corner Day Nursery, Sheffield - S6 1LH, REF: CB014 CORNERSTONE NURSERIES LTD

We are looking to add to the Team! We want someone who can work as a key person and as part of the nursery team under the direction of the manager, providing safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 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 - Friday, between the hours of 07:30 and 18:30, shifts to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for guidance
  • To help to set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. health and well-being of children, parents, or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To take action to support the setting to achieve and maintain a minimum good Ofsted rating at the next inspection
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • To support mealtimes within the setting
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervision meetings and appraisal meetings
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for personal development
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families, or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • To promote the setting to current parents and potential customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of working with young children
  • Sound knowledge of child development from birth to five years
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and undertake further training
  • A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • A commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • A friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships
  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development
  • A commitment to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding

Desired qualifications

You must have a solid understanding of GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English and have already attained a Childcare Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) and your looking to progress onto a level 3.

A valid Paediatric first aid qualification would be preferred.

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification.

Things to consider

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

About the employer

We at Cornerstone Nurseries would like to welcome you to our website, that will give you an insight into our facilities, and what type of wonderful childcare we offer.  We treat each individual child, exactly as that – what they are, individual children with individual needs. 

Our nurseries provide a first class caring and educational learning environment for your child.  We emphasise on having a caring and nurturing environment, without this in place a child is not as responsive to learning.

We encompass an educational format through a natural process of a child’s personal interests, individual abilities, and goals. Children’s rooms are based on stage not age – which means your child will move rooms on their ability, upon discussion with yourself, as parental input is a must through your child’s precious early stages of life.

Our settling in sessions are offered to all children, it is a staggered process allowing both children and parents to become secure and familiar with their new surroundings and your child’s key worker.

We feel that educational experiences are best given through both indoor and outdoor activities as this is a wonderful approach to successful learning. We encourage play through the natural environment whilst ensuring your children feel safe and secure in doing so.

We facilitate these different aspects of learning through our own outdoor/forest school areas, providing natural resource experiences such as mud kitchens, bug hotel, a pop-up green house, bug hunting and a vegetable patch where we grow our own herbs and vegetables to use within our home cooked menus.

Indoor sensory rooms are also provided to allow your children to have a relaxing and calming environment.

Here at Cornerstone Nurseries we are well known for the great flexibility that we offer for our families. We understand your schedule or circumstances can change at short notice and we are happy to accommodate your needs as and when requested.

For further information, please contact your desired nursery.





Halifax Road


S6 1LH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions


Caitlyn Blakeway 01709889868

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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