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Apprentice Nursery Assistant University of Warwick Nursery

Apprentice Nursery Assistant required for busy nursery based at the University of Warwick. Will be required to help out with all aspects of the children's daily routines and development.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A nursery assistant plays an important role in assisting in the care of young children. You will be planning and organising both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of children’s personal needs. You will need to be punctual, reliable and good at early starts.

Within this role you will be training on the job with one day at college, working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner standard.

Providing professional childcare is the responsibility of a Nursery Assistant. You will need to take care of, play with or teach children while they are at the Nursery. You will need to be highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

A Nursery Assistant usually performs many of the following tasks: 

  • Supervising children's play time 
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities 
  • Keeping and updating records 
  • Working with team members 
  • Maintaining a high standard of operation 
  • Attending staff meetings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to be prepared for hard work, to learn quickly, be flexible and have good communication skills.

Personal qualities

The candidate will have good levels of confidence.

Desired qualifications

No prior qualifications required however GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English would provide exemptions from Functional Skills.

Future prospects

Progression to a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and the opportunity to take on more responsibility within the nursery providing an opportunity is available within the nursery.

Things to consider

Working with children you will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). This checks for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, plus any additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the role applied for.

To carry out this check the employer will ask for identification including passport or provisional driving licence, a birth certificate and bank statement.

About the employer

University Nursery opened in 1993 and operates from spacious, purpose-built and designed premises situated in the Lakeside area of the campus at the University of Warwick in Coventry.

The nursery is exclusively for the children of staff and students of the university aged between 3 months and 5 years. The nursery supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and also children who speak English as an additional language.

The Nursery day and activities are designed to give children the best possible opportunities for pre-school development. The guiding principle is learning through play, and all activities are planned to meet government-led initiatives in order to reflect the best possible practices in childcare.


University of Warwick Nursery


Gibbet Hill Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Coventry And Warwickshire Chambers Of Commerce Training Limited


Sophie Florance 02476231122

Full on-the-job training to be provided. The successful candidate will be mentored and supervised by a fully qualified member of staff.

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Apprentices will attend CWCT one day per week to work towards knowledge sessions

Regular workplace training includes:

  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health & Safety
  • Child Protection
  • Food Hygiene
  • Early Years Foundation Stage framework

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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