Apprentice Early Years Nursery Assistant Glenfield Nursery

You will be guided by the Nursery Manager and Deputy of the Nursery throughout your apprenticeship, we will support you and guide you as will all nursery practitioners. We expect you to deliver a high standard of learning, development and care for children aged 0-5 years.

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Closing date: 02 Apr 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, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the environment is kept safe for children, staff and others.
  • Develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development once deemed competent and confident.
  • You are to be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Deputy Nursery Manager/Nursery Manager.
  • Complete all academic aspects of the Apprenticeship in line with your expected target dates.
  • You will be assigned ‘study time’ whilst, in the Nursery, we will support you in any way we can.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.
  • Deliver an appropriate play-based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress.
  • To help ensure we meet the requirements of Ofsted requirements at all times.
  • Understand and work to nursery policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies.
  • Plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes.
  • To work towards becoming a key person.
  • Ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. Daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments.
  • Liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement - once you are deemed capable.
  • Attend Staff Meetings held out of hours and Professional Development Training Sessions, to complete training updates when requested.
  • Attend regular Staff Supervision - one-to-one.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed in accordance with our aims and objectives.

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

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English, if required.
  • First aid qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Time management, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Likes to be outdoors, Loves a challenge, Reliable, Flexible, Able to write reports, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Childcare (Grade Pass or higher) Desired

About the employer

We strive to ensure children have a wide range of experiences, their needs are met, they have an environment rich in learning and, more importantly, their thoughts and ideas are listened to. Glenfield has an exceptional reputation within the local area and we call ourselves The Glenfield Family! We continue to see and hear of many of our pupils working and thriving. Amongst them is an accomplished pianist, 2 footballers, a Soprano singer and much more, but most importantly the blossoming of character. We endeavour to support our local community especially since the 2020 Lockdown; we have built relationships with local care homes, shops and medical practices – all of which are important for children, to promote their Cultural Capital experiences and their awareness of British Values. branch is English! Safeguarding and ‘working with others’ is a vital part of our Nursery. We work with a variety of agencies such as Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and many more to support all children in our care.


Glenfield Nursery


19 Albert Road



TS16 0DA

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Training provider



Anna Harper

07436 795883

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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