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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Oakhill Community Nursery Ltd

Oakhill Community Nursery are searching for an enthusiastic, caring and motivated individual that is wanting to complete their Level 2 course. They will then join the team of professionals to provide a high standard of childcare for children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Shift basis with an hour break. Early shift - 7:45am to 4:30pm Mid shift - 8:45am to 5:30pm Late shift - 9:30am to 6:15pm

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Scope of Position:

  • To contribute to a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and developmental care for children in the nursery through the creation of a stimulating, caring, inviting environment.
  • To ensure the developmental needs of the children are met through the provision of a planned early years’ curriculum in accordance with The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters Guidelines.
  • To work as part of the staff team to uphold the ethos and high standards of the nursery in accordance with all policies, procedures, and practices.
  • To welcome, support, and work in partnership with parents and carers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure all children are well looked after by providing high levels of basic care, implementing the daily routine in the rooms, responding appropriately when they are ill, and treating them respectfully at all times. 
  • To ensure the educational needs of each child are met by contributing to the overall staff planning, preparation, and presentation of a program of activities to suit each child's developmental stage.
  • To facilitate enjoyable, meaningful, challenging, and stimulating children's activities using indoor and outdoor settings, acquiring, making, and pooling appropriate materials and resources.
  • To make adaptations and changes to plans, activities, and resources to best meet the children's interests and needs.
  • To endeavour to ensure the setting and activities of the nursery meet the needs of individual children from various cultures and religious beliefs.
  • To attend children’s trips outside the nursery and contribute toward advance planning for these excursions, including attending advance reconnaissance visits.
  • To develop your role as the key person by fostering positive relationships with your key children and their parents or carers, and completing an individual plan for each child to meet their needs in line with EYFS guidelines.
  •  To carry out targeted activity groups with your key children in order to improve all aspects of their development and evaluate their progress and interests through observation and identify opportunities to observe them on an ad hoc basis.
  • To endeavour to ensure the nursery setting meets the needs of individual children through activities that are differentiated to accommodate children at different stages of development.
  • To keep accurate records of all observations of your key children during targeted and general activities, while making notes on other children, as appropriate.
  • To maintain your key children’s Personal Learning Journal to a high standard and write progress reports, as required.
  • To ensure you record accidents, incidents, and any pertinent information received or observed about any child, in the appropriate books and logs as indicated by management.
  • To record and report to fellow practitioners, your manager, or parent as appropriate,  any concerns/ problems regarding child’s health, development, behaviour, or safeguarding issues.
  • Alongside a room senior, identify behavioural or developmental issues requiring attention, devising and implementing plans to support the children.
  • To act as a positive role model for the children at all times, particularly at mealtimes, and uphold and contribute to setting limits and boundaries regarding their behaviour.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills.
  • Caring.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Passionate.
  • Ambitious.
  • Motivated.

Personal qualities

  • Team work.
  • Hardworking.
  • Patient.

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

  • Further Training and potential full-time employment.

Things to consider

  • It is a very rewarding job as you will have an invaluable impact on the development of the children.
  • It is a job that will keep you on your feet throughout the day.

About the employer

Oak Hill Community Nursery is owned, directed and managed by members of the community. It is a purpose built and self – contained facility within Hatcham Oak Children’s Centre.

Our aim is to provide high quality care and education for all children who attend, by delivering an active play based learning programme in a caring, safe, welcoming, relaxed, stimulating and vibrant environment. The environment reflects the diversity of social and cultural backgrounds of the community and all children. Parents/carers and families are valued and respected.


Oakhill Community Nursery Ltd



Wallbutton Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Trainplus


Cory Short 01268767596

Core Components

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • Early Years Practitioner Personal Attributes and Behaviours
  • EPA - Early Years Practitioner

Subject to prior attainment

  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1/2
  • Functional Skills English Level 1/2
  • Essential Digital Skills ICT Level 1/2

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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