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Apprentice Nursery Assistant CORNER HOUSE NURSERY LTD

Corner House Nursery have an opportunity for an apprentice to begin their career in childcare and contribute to a high standard of childcare and education for children in the Early Years. We are a well-established, privately owned nursery and pre-school with an excellent and highly experienced team of childcare professionals, nursery assistants and ancillary staff. Our nursery provides 84 places for children from 6 months - school age.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 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 - Friday: between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Purpose of the Post:

  • Contribute to a high standard of childcare and education for children in the Early Years
  • Give assistance and support to other staff and parents
  • Assist in implementing the daily routine
  • Provide a safe and healthy environment

Key Areas:

  • Work with children
  • Teamwork
  • Health and safety

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with Children
  • Assist senior staff to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage and become familiar with its contents
  • Contribute to observations, record keeping and planning future learning for children, this will be carried out under the supervision of senior staff
  • Contribute to a program of activities suitable for the age and developmental stage of the children in your base
  • Act as a good role model to the children in your care
  • Ensure a high standard of care for young children by being aware of and providing for their individual needs
  • Have respect for the diversity and differing needs of all children and contribute to a high-quality environment which meets their individual needs
  • Create a clean warm and safe environment for the children in our care
  • Be polite and supportive to children’s parents and other family members
  • Offer help and assistance whenever possible
  • Be aware of the key principles of safeguarding and child protection and be diligent in ensuring the safety of all children
  • Always inform senior staff if you are in any way concerned about the welfare of a child
  • Keep all information with regard to children strictly confidential. This relates to any information that you see, hear or read, which must be discussed only with senior members of staff
  • Ensure that all toys and equipment provided for children is clean and safe for them to use
  • Use appropriate simple language around children
  • Join in with play and help to create a stimulating atmosphere in which children will learn


  • Be aware of the high profile of the nursery and uphold its standards at all times
  • Support all other staff and engage in effective teamwork. Show respect for colleagues
  • Attend all out of hours activities when required e.g. staff meetings, training, parent’s evenings, Summer fayre, Christmas parties
  • Be prepared to be flexible in working practices
  • You will be expected to work with all age groups and undertake any other duties as required
  • Listen carefully to instructions and carry out tasks to the best of your ability. If you do not understand the instruction, ask the person to explain, do all tasks with good grace
  • Understand the importance of effective teamwork and develop your role within your team


  • Attend and undertake any training which managers consider appropriate and/or necessary including, working towards a qualification, short courses and in house training sessions

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Portfolio of evidence

Assessment methods:

  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Knowledge Test

College attendance: Day release.

  • The Sheffield College, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Further training to be provided as required for the role and personal development
  • Level 3 progression to be considered

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3 and above, or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Environment/ Health and Safety: • Read, understand and put into practice all policies and procedures of the nursery. Make sure that you are familiar with any changes or updates provided to you by Managers. • Be aware of current requirements and legislation concerning Health, Safety, Hygiene, Food safety and Risk assessment as contained in our Health and Safety Manual. • Using the Health and Safety manual; take sensible steps to ensure the safety of the children, yourself and others. • Report or remove anything which is broken or that you believe will cause harm. • Limit the spread of infection by the use of appropriate hygiene procedures. • Protect yourself from infection by following procedures and using disposable gloves and aprons when necessary. • Clean and store toys and equipment appropriately and ensure that it is checked, maintained, repaired and kept complete and in good order. • Contribute to general cleaning storage and maintenance and complete cleaning rotas and scheduled tasks as instructed. • Store all hazardous or harmful products in the COSHH cupboard or designated place out of the reach of children. • Be responsible for the safe and appropriate disposal of all waste products. Follow instructions when disposing of soiled nappies and other potentially infectious bodily fluids, and any waste which is recyclable. • Report all incidents, hazards or health issues to a Manager

About the employer

The nursery was established in 1993 by the present owner, in the beautiful Victorian building surrounded by 3/4 acre of lovely gardens and play areas. The Nursery Manager has also been with the nursery since it opened and leads an established team of 30 staff.






S6 4ED

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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