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Apprentice Nursery Assistant WYVERN NURSERY LIMITED

Wyvern @ The Levels have a career opportunity for an enthusiastic person to take on a varied and rewarding role and complete an apprenticeship in EY. You will need plenty of passion, dedication and the desire to fulfil your dreams. We are a friendly and supportive team with many apprentices who gain employment with us.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 to Friday rota system over the week from 8am to 6pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Ensure that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Assist with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Play a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues.
  • Inspire, plan and create learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum including outdoor activities.
  • To observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • Support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Diploma: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce.
  • Standard: Early Years Educator.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.
  • Work towards a first aid qualification.

The programme will consist of face to face tutor led knowledge sessions at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight. Apprentices will spend a minimum of six hours independent study at a venue to be agreed with the employer on the alternate week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Early Years Foundation Degree and may lead to employment with the Wyvern Nursery group

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable and flexible, Willing to learn, Approachable


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

Job offers are subject to two references. You need to consider transport to and from Employer and Training venues. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Wyvern Nursery Ltd is privately owned with 6 nurseries across Somerset. We offer full day care for children from 3 months to 5 years in a happy and secure environment. We strive to provide an environment where children are encouraged to explore and develop their own sense of independence and curiosity using a High Scope approach. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported and guided within a friendly team here at The Levels Nursery in Langport.




Wyvern @ The Levels Children's Centre



TA10 9RY

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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