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Level 2 Apprentice Nursery Assistant at Next Steps Childcare, Shepton Mallet NEXT STEP CHILDCARE LTD

Next Steps Nursery is looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to join their team of experienced and professional staff. All training given, the right attitude is what we are looking for!! If you have that this could be the right career start for you.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 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 - Friday, 8.30am - 6.00pm, shifts (No weekends).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist practitioners in daily duties including supporting children’s learning and development
  • Support a room of children alongside the room senior
  • Take part in all activities including play, feeding, and changing
  • Follow all health and safety duties in place
  • Provide caring and committed support to all our children

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • English or maths Level 2 Functional Skills if required
  • Training fortnightly in Shepton Mallet
  • Paid fortnightly study day in the workplace 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Level 3 Early Years Educator for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable, flexible,


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Our Day Nursery offers a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere with superb facilities designed to meet the needs of every child. Our holistic approach encompasses an extensive range of Indoor & Outdoor activities which are all linked to the Early Years Foundation Stages framework .




Bath & West Showground


Shepton Mallet


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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft

07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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