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Caring for children in a day nursery. Following daily routines including personal care and providing a safe and friendly environment. Observing children and supporting their development.

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Closing date: 17 Nov 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

    Shifts will alter weekly on a rota basis. The nursery opens 7am until 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Nov 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 CWCT's training centre, working towards a Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce.


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 playtime
  • 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

None specified. 

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to learning
  • Must have a good, hardworking, enthusiastic attitude with good levels of confidence
  • Have a caring and patient nature

Desired qualifications

  • No formal entry requirements, however, if you possess English, maths and ICT at GCSE or equivalent, you will be exempt from Functional Skills

Future prospects

As an apprentice, you will be encouraged to embrace training opportunities within the nursery and childcare sector as a whole. An Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Years could be the next step.

Things to consider

A DBS is required to work with children, you must be able to provide identification for this i.e. passport, birth certificate, driving licence, utility bill. You will also need to provide two references.

About the employer

Enchanted Day Nursery and Holiday Club was established in October 2016. 

​The nursery directors (Adele and Carly) have over 30 years combined experience working within early years.

After meeting during our previous roles as Manger and Deputy, we struggled to fully implement our ideas, as the nursery was not our own. We both have the same values and wanted to create a nursey where the children and families are at the heart of our business.

​We chose the name "Enchanted" for our nursery as we wanted to create a magical place where children can learn and develop the necessary skills for future learning and school readiness. 





Foleshill 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 02476 231122

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

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

Apprentices will attend CWT Training one day per week to work towards knowledge sessions and Functional Skills in English, maths, and information technology (where applicable).

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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