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Administration Assistant Apprentice First Steps to Learning Pre-school & Day Nursery Ltd

First Steps to Learning is a small, but growing nursery based in Upminster, looking to add an administration assistant apprentice to support the growing management team with administrative duties. This person will be a valuable member of staff and the cornerstone to creating an organised office environment.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    4 days a week at the nursery, 1 day at college, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Provide administrative and clerical support
  • Maintain an organized filing system
  • Answering the phone
  • Monitoring and maintaining office and nursery supplies including food
  • Updating and maintaining records, both paper and digitally
  • Organizing paperwork for staff inductions and INSET days
  • Creating and updating children and staff records
  • Creating children’s paper-based profiles
  • Responding to questions and requests for information
  • Typing minutes generated from meetings
  • Typing letters, reports, and other business documents
  • Generating memos, emails, and reports where appropriate
  • Operating and overseeing the maintenance of office equipment, such as printer and photocopier
  • Updating information onto the nursery’s website and other social media forums such as facebook and Instagram

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to be flexible and resilience to learn while working (Essential)
  • IT literacy and working knowledge of relevant software such as Microsoft Office

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills (Essential) 
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise tasks
  • A professional and need appearance.
  • Good writing skills and a sound command of the English Language

Desired qualifications

  • You need a level 2 in Business Administration or at least 6 months of working as an administrator this could be paid or unpaid
  • GCSEs A-C/7-4 or equivalent in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Potential to stay at the nursery if a position is available

Things to consider

  • You will need to think about balancing your work and course commitments and managing your time effectively

About the employer

Our educational setting reflects the different ways in which children learn, enabling them to develop their exploratory, independence and concentration skills as well as developing their own ideas. Learning in our setting is very natural and child-lead, and any assessments to gauge your child’s learning are informal, all amazingly carried out with a through mix of planned, purposeful play, adult-led and child initiated activities. Children have great fun learning at First Steps to Learning.


First Steps to Learning Pre-school & Day Nursery Ltd


Drill Hall Tyrells Close


RM14 2QA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barking and Dagenham College


Lynn Parsonage

  • Level 3 Business Administration Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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