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Nursery Assistant Apprentice SMARTKIDDIES LIMITED

Smart Kiddies Childcare are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivated individual to join their team of professionals, providing a high standard of childcare for children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 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 - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Help to ensure the safety and security of the children in the setting especially with regard to nursery’s safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
  • Assist in promoting children's enjoyment and learning through planned play experiences
  • Support children's care routines such as meal and sleep times
  • Help to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities
  • Supervise and support childrens play, extending their interests through effective observation and planning and ensuring they feel safe at all times
  • Have knowledge of and implement nursery policies and procedures
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and serviceability of equipment, toys and books, etc, in the nursery
  • Attend in-service training where appropriate and attend staff meetings when required
  • Attend all training as arranged by your training provider, to meet targets and complete assignments set by your assessor and to endeavour to complete your course effectively and on time
  • Undertake any other duties as directed by senior staff which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the position, subject to the provision that any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have empathy and understand what it is like for a child in a nursery
  • Communicate effectively with both children and adults. 
  • Work with others and contribute to the effectiveness of the team
  • To respond positively to direction and improve own performance
  • Know when to seek advice and support

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated
  • Hardworking
  • Patient

Desired qualifications

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • Satisfactory DBS and references.

Future prospects

  • Further training and potential full-time employment

Things to consider

  • Childcare is a very demanding industry with long hours and early starts. It requires you to be active for the majority of the day. It is also a very rewarding job as you will have an invaluable impact of the development of the children

About the employer

Childcare setting in SE17 1BB




English Marty's Church Hall

Stead Street


SE17 1BF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited


Sam Keeble 07495 553353

  • Childcare Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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