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Apprentice Early Years Nursery Assistant Wyvern Nursery Limited

At Victoria park Nursery we have a career opportunity for a person with a mature and enthusiastic attitude to work to take on the first steps to a varied and rewarding role and complete an apprenticeship in Early Years. You will be supported every step of the way by our highly qualified team to achieve your qualification.

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Closing date: 24 Jan 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 to Friday, 8am to 6pm, rota system. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

There will be a requirement to attend training 1 day a week on a rolling two-week timetable in Taunton or Dillington House in Ilminster.

You will need to:

  • Ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • Assist with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Play a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues
  • Inspire, plan and create learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum including outdoor activities
  • Observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to support and encourage children within the nursery environment is essential
  • Some experience working with children
  • Good communication skills
  • Calm and organised
  • Good written, verbal and listening

Personal qualities

  • To have a patient and caring nature
  • To be approachable, friendly and be able to communicate well and in a respectful manner to work as part of a team
  • To have a keen willingness to learn
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Strong passion and enthusiasm for children’s learning and development

Desired qualifications

To have 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) A*-C or 9-4 to include maths and English or suitable alternatives.

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Early Years Foundation Degree and may lead to employment.

Things to consider

  • Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references
  • Transport to and from Employer and Training venues
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer

About the employer

At Victoria Park we believe that children learn best through their play. A child will also gain the most from activities that relate to their current interests. By being child-led in our focus, we ensure that we are providing activities that will engage the children and therefore give them the best opportunities to learn and develop. We strive to provide an environment where children are encouraged to explore and develop their own sense of independence and curiosity using a High Scope approach.


Wyvern Nursery Limited


Victoria Park Childrens Centre

Victoria Park Drive



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Somerset Centre For Integrated Learning


SCIL +443001231967

Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Years to include...

  • Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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