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Apprentice Nursery Assistant Toybox Day Nursery

Urgent vacancy! Apprentice Nursery Assistant needed for Toybox Day Nursery! This vacancy will be based in Stechford (Birmingham, B33). This is an apprenticeship in Early Years Educator Level 3; you must already have a childcare related level 2 qualification and at least 6 months experience in a Nursery.

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Closing date: 27 May 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

    35 hour shift per week, rota-based shifts between 7.30am to 6pm, every Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working in a busy environment to support children's development, with a very successful Nursery, duties will include:

  • Assisting key workers with specific groups of children
  • Ensure that every 'child matters' is considered in each room
  • Promote inclusion of children with special educational needs
  • Promote equality of opportunities throughout the nursery
  • As this nursery is a pack-away setting, you will need to set up for hall and activities for the children
  • Any other duties to support nursery requirements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable
  • Ability to relate to and understand the needs of nursery aged children
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and have a flexible attitude
  • Ability to create an enabling environment focused on children's needs
  • Organisational, recording and planning skills
  • At least 6 months experience in a nursery

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Desire to learn
  • Passion for working with children
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Caring/nurturing

Desired qualifications

  • Must have a childcare related level 2 qualification
  • Age 19+: maths and English at GCSE 4 minimum (or Functional Skills Level 2)
  • Age 16-18: maths and English at GCSE or Functional Skills (grades will be discussed during telephone screening)

Future prospects

  • Possible opportunity to progress onto employment

Things to consider

  • Please do not contact this employer. You must be eligible for the qualification first with the training provider Gordon Franks Training, who will conduct the first interview (apply online or see the ‘contact details’ section). Once successful, your details will then be forwarded to the employer for you to be considered for this vacancy
  • Please research the employer and Gordon Franks Training

About the employer

Toybox Day Nursery is an Ofsted registered day nursery and pre-school in Stechford, Birmingham. We cater for children from birth to five years old between the hours 7.30am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. We are uniquely placed and offer:

  • Lovely Detached Building
  • Excellent large car park at the rear
  • Large fully resourced classrooms
  • Separate Baby Unit 
  • Separate Toddler unit and Pre School Unit
  • Amazing outside play area 
  • Outside Purpose Built Forest School
  • Freshly cooked Meals on site to suit dietary needs
  • Flexible childcare sessions to meet parent needs

The children mean the world to us.


Toybox Day Nursery



Station Road


B33 8PL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gordon Franks


Recruiment Team 01213333001

  • Early Years Educator level 3 qualification 
  • Full training provided at employer site
  • Choice of online or paper-based portfolio
  • Regular assessor visits, observations and reviews
  • Witness testimonies from employer
  • Exams/assessments/workshops
  • Technical certificate (industry knowledge)
  • Functional skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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