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Apprentice Nursery Assistant BUTTERCUPS NURSERY LIMITED

Take your first steps into a rewarding career in Early Years education. Earn while you learn. Develop the potential in young children through on-the-job training and gain your nationally recognised qualification on the way.

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Closing date: today

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 - Various shift patterns TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities
  • Give support to other team members throughout the nursery setting
  • Work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Look upon the nursery as a ‘whole’ where you can help be most utilised; be constantly aware of the needs of the children
  • The trainee’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery’s equal opportunities policy 
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times 
  • Be aware of sections 7 and 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 
  • Commit to Safeguarding children and provide support to other staff in ensuring children are kept safe and happy 
  • Understand that, as part of training, you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery and to other nurseries within the group. 
  • Be flexible within working practices of the nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing equipment etc
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the nursery’s philosophy is fulfilled 
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate by the Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • General knowledge of how children learn and develop 
  • Enjoyment of children, interest in their care, learning and development 
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children 
  • Basic knowledge of current practices, EYFS curriculum and statutory requirements 
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills for report writing, maintaining children’s records and learning journeys 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child protection issues, safety and welfare 
  • Ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way 
  • An understanding of the needs and expectations of working parents 
  • Demonstrated understanding of equal opportunities 
  • Commitment to keeping up-to-date with developments in early years care and education including attending training courses

Personal qualities

  • A love of working with children and developing the potential in others
  • Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour 
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people 
  • Ability to work in a team or individually 
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure 
  • Demonstrated initiative 
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality relating to all matters

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths 3-9/A-D

Future prospects

Possibility of a full-time, permanent position at the end of training with prospects of career progression to more senior roles, together with opportunities for sponsorship to acquire higher early year’s education qualifications.

About the employer

Buttercups is a group of eight, independent, boutique nurseries, all based in West London. With more than 70% of our nurseries graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED, parents place their children in our care feeling comfortable, happy, confident and relaxed knowing they are in a secure, loving and learning environment.




Buttercups Day Nursery, 27 Old Oak Road


W3 7HN

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Training provider

Harrow and Uxbridge College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge, Harrow College


Sanjay Pal

  • Early Years Practitioner Qualification Level 2
  • For level 2 apprenticeships, apprentices without English and mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 1 English and mathematics
  • Reediness for End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today