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Nursery Apprentice Cumberland Infant School

We are looking to seek an enthusiastic and hardworking member of our newly formed Pre-School team. Due to the increasing number of children aged 2 years to 4 years we are looking to appoint an Apprentice Nursery Assistant.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 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 8am -4pm term time only including half hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job purpose

  • To work as part of a team to support and assist children’s play and learning in a child-centred environment whilst assisting in maintaining high standards of childcare and good behaviour.

Key Accountabilities

  • To actively promote the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place
  • To maintain awareness of and commitment to the School’s Equal Opportunity Policies in relation to both employment and service delivery
  • To fully comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 etc, the School’s Health and Safety policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work
  • At the discretion of the Headteacher, such other activities as may from time to time be agreed consistent with the nature of the job described above
  • To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives and targets
  • To participate in Employee Development schemes and Performance Management and contribute to the identification of own team development needs

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in maintaining the care provided in accordance with national and Nursery policies/procedures, current legislation, the curriculum, registration requirements and other guidelines issued by Portsmouth City Council and Ofsted
  • Assist in the implementation of a range of activities to ensure that the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of each child are properly met
  • Assist in preparing materials and equipment and clearing away as appropriate
  • Assist in comforting sick or injured children
  • Assist in supervising the children at meal times and feed as necessary
  • Assist in attending the physical needs of the children (aged 2 to 5 years). Generally fostering their development, independence and self-reliance
  • Report pupil and school issues in line with the School’s policies for health and safety, child protection, behaviour management etc.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required
  • Be involved in extra curricular activities i.e. open days, presentation evenings

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard
  • Level 3 paediatric first aid
  • Conducted at apprentices work place

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for full time employment upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Nurturing, Caring, Reliable, Empathetic, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4/C-9/A) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C-9/A) Desired

About the employer

We teach our learning values to prepare children for school and life beyond. We encourage children to be collaborative, independent and imaginative. While Little Cumberland children may not always return home as clean as you sent them, they've certainly had fun along the way!


Cumberland Infant School


Cumberland Infant School

Methuen Road



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Training provider



Lucy Traversari


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Nov 2022