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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Wyvern Nursery Limited

A career opportunity for an enthusiastic person to take on the first steps to a varied and rewarding role and complete an apprenticeship in EY. You will need plenty of passion, dedication and the desire to fulfil your dreams. We are a friendly and supportive team with many apprentices coming to us to complete a L3 and gain employment with us

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Closing date: 13 Jun 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 rota system over the week from 8am to 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 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.  If undertaking functional skills you will have two weeks training and one week back with your employer. 

The successful candidate 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
  • To observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Empathy and understanding of children under five
  • The desire and capability to be an outstanding nursery assistant
  • An understanding of child development
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills with children, staff and parents
  • Ability to write reports and keep clear and accurate records
  • Excellent organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Calm and caring nature
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Reliable, enthusiastic and flexible
  • A commitment to quality in all areas, with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm
  • Able to perform under stress
  • A creative thinker
  • A good sense of humour

Desired qualifications

 5 GCSE’s A*-C or 9-4 to include maths and English or equivalents.

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 venues
  • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer

About the employer

Wyvern Nursery Ltd is privately owned with 6 nurseries across Somerset. We offer full day care for children from 3 months to 5 years in a happy and secure environment. 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.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported and guided within a friendly team here at The Levels Nursery in Langport.


Wyvern Nursery Limited




TA10 9RY

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Training provider


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


SCIL 03001231967

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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