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Stepping Stones Day Nursery is looking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic lead nursery assistant who is able to help within the nursery. Could this be the role for you? Apply now!

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Closing date: 30 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

    Range of shifts Monday - Friday, 7.40am - 6.00pm - 7.5 hours daily

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you are a friendly kind of person that aspires to work within the childcare industry then look no further. You will gain a great understanding of all aspects of the running of the nursery.

Duties within the role include:

  • Key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Helping out with activities with the children
  • Personal care of the children
  • Setting up activities and clearing them away
  • Ensuring that the nursery is kept clean and tidy
  • Helping out at meal times
  • Greeting parents and children
  • Ensuring any relevant paperwork is completed
  • Changing nappies and feeding
  • Work with children in the nursery, individually and in groups to assist and improve their development
  • Attend training sessions and meetings relevant to the post
  • Other general duties as and when required

This apprenticeship is work based therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address.

  • Employer Benefits - (Subject to successful probationary period)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Health Scheme
  • Free lunches
  • Fantastic employee wellbeing program

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills - verbally and written
  • Hard-working

Personal qualities

  • Has a genuine interest in interacting with and developing children
  • Calm and patient
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Uses initiative but can also takes advice and guidance
  • Team player
  • Driven and willingness to learn and take on challenges
  • Want the best for the children

Desired qualifications

A*-C/9-4 GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

We are Stepping Stones Day Nursery.

We understand that your priority is choosing the right nursery for your young ones and it is one of the most important decisions that you will make for both you and your child.

We encourage you to come and visit our Stepping Stones Day Nursery in Nottingham city centre and experience our superb purpose-built facilities we have to offer you. 




3 Arboretum Street




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths & English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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