Nursery Assistant Apprentice KEIGHLEY COMMUNITY NURSERY

As an apprentice you are encouraged to work as part of the nursery team to gain as much practical experience as possible throughout the duration of your course. Although you will be welcomed an encouraged to work alongside qualified staff, there are some basic rules that must apply.

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Closing date: 09 Jul 2023

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 between 7:30am to 6pm all year round.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To support the staff team and assist in the provision of a good quality and consistent childcare service for 0 - 8 year olds.
  • To assist staff plan and organise activities and provide opportunities to develop the children’s skills, knowledge and learning.
  • To support qualified staff with daily routines in the nursery.
  • To learn how to provide high quality childcare to our children.
  • To support staff to manage the children’s behaviour and routines in line with the settings policies and guidelines.
  • To complete and submit work to agreed timelines.
  • To work within the nursery’s child protection and equal opportunities policies.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done.
  • To follow the EYFS when caring for our children.
  • To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for children.
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations.
  • To understand and promote the ethos of KCN and uphold the highest standards of childcare.
  • To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality.
  • To take part in and support fundraising events.
  • To attend staff meetings, supervision and training so as to improve skills and knowledge and develop a positive attitude that enhances practice.

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

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site. We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the standard, outlined below. We will manage the apprentices OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.  

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Award in Paediatric First Aid 

College Attendance

Will be required one day a week

Technical Competencies 

Supporting healthy lifestyles and physical care for children 
Prompting and understanding children's well-beings
Understanding legislation in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children 
Understanding and supporting and developing childrens literacy and mathematical skills
Prompting childrens speech, language and communication 
Promoting childrens physical development 
Promoting childrens personal, social and emotional development 
Supporting children with additional needs

Personal and people Development 

Working on your own as well as part of a team, seeking help and guidance when you are not sure

Health, Safety and Security 

Maintain a safe and healthy working environment 
Adhering to legislations appropriate to the industry 

Equality and Diversity 

Follow the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion 

Functional Skills Qualification

Level 2 Functional Skills in English 
Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

End point assessment : support learner with portfolio, multiple choice question exam, observation and interview with the end point assessor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full time job upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Initiative, Showing commitment, Resilient, Supporting staff, Able to build relationships


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Childcare (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

The postholder is appointed to Keighley Community Nursery and will be based at Braithwaite Grove.

About the employer

Keighley Community Nursery is a not-for-profit organisation with a voluntary management committee in overwatch. We are also a registered charity and were originally established in 1997 situated on Marlborough Street, to provide a community nursery that was accessible to all.






BD22 6JB

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Training provider



Saffron Khan

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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