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Nursery Assistant (Childcare) Level 3 Apprentice Norfolk House Nursery

To work alongside the nursery team ensuring that children receive the highest standards of care and education, and achieve their fullest potential in a purposeful, friendly, caring and relaxing environment in which they are safe and happy at all times.

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Closing date: 06 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday working hours will be between 8am & 6pm (rota base) 4 days work & 1 day a week at College

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


  • To provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and all experiences on offer to the children.
  • To comply with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and all relevant legislation.
  • To observe and reflect on children’s play routine thereby planning a resourceful and challenging environment which supports and extends areas of children’s learning.
  • To maintain accurate and effective records.
  • To plan and prepare suitable opportunities for the children to learn and develop and ensure that they are challenged at each stage of their development; and to ensure that there is appropriate planning and preparation in those regards.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To ensure that the needs of the children are met at all times and ensure they are kept safe and when necessary follow Safeguarding, Child Protection and Whistleblowing Policies and Procedures.
  • To ensure children are treated as individuals and provide all children with an atmosphere where they are valued with the opportunity to develop a positive sense of identity to help them develop a positive self –image.
  • To ensure the effective implementation of Key Person Policies and Procedures and to be the named Key Person to a small group of children.
  • To demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
  • To identify and report the need for any additional support as early as possible and work alongside professionals to support the child and their family.
  • To develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with advisory teachers, area SENCO and all other agencies.
  • To ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and that Food Safety Regulations are completed with.
  • To attend monthly meetings and training sessions outside normal working hours.
  • To remain up to date with current developments in childcare and education.
  • To maintain a culture of self-evaluation and reflective practice throughout the nursery.

Health & Safety

  • To undertake as shared responsibly for health and safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery.
  • To ensure the general cleanliness of the children at all times.
  • To adhere to Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, manage risk and ensure that any remedial action is taken immediately.
  • To be fully aware of all Emergency and Security Policies and Procedures.
  • To implement the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in all areas of the nursery.
  • To assist in maintaining the nursery buildings, resources and equipment to a high standard reporting maintenance or cleaning issues appropriately and promptly.

Marketing and Customer Care

  • To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.


  • To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.
  • To work with the management and staff during inspections by regulatory bodies and assist in the implementation of any recommendations.
  • To attend out of work activities such open days, training etc.


  • To work as part of a team
  • To support and mentor students.
  • To participate in all self-development activities including appraisals, supervisions etc.


  • To develop and promote parental partnership and high involvement.


  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the management.
  • To adhere to all Policies and Procedures at all times.
  • To ensure that Policies and Procedures on Equal Opportunities are adhered to at all times.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Basic knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with adults and children both written and verbally.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • A willingness to undertake further relevant training including some evenings and weekends.


  • An Understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • A sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  • An understanding of play based approach to children’s learning and development.
  • A sound understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures.



Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Loyal
  • Honest
  • Flexible
  • Caring and patient
  • Good professional attitude
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Positive attitude
  • Aware of equal opportunities
  • Self-confident and motivated
  • Approachable

Desired qualifications


  • Must have GCSE Grade D(3) or above in both English & Maths or Functional Skills Level 1


  • Any other related training such as First Aid
  • Desirable to have Child Care level 1 / 2 qualifications not essential

Future prospects

Can lead to full time employment after successfully completing apprenticeship programme. 

Things to consider

Successful candidate will undergo a DBS & Reference check before start of apprenticeship employment. 

About the employer

Norfolk House Nursery has 2 nursery sites based in Edgbaston. 

We believe passionately in these principles:

  • That a safe and caring environment enables children to thrive
  • That each child is an individual with individual needs
  • That education is a lifelong journey fuelled by curiosity
  • That fairness, kindness and respect should underpin everything we do

We therefore strive to do the following:

  • Place the safety and wellbeing of your child at the very centre of nursery life
  • Get to know your child as well as we possibly can and tailor our approach to his or her particular needs
  • Inspire your child to learn and develop
  • Develop strong partnerships with parents, families and the wider community


Norfolk House Nursery


4 Norfolk Road



B15 3PS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South and City College Birmingham


Arslan Rehman 0121 694 5066

College day will be 1 day a week based at South & City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus. You will be studying: 

  • Early Years Educator Level 3 (Child Care)
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths depending on your current qualifications

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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