Apprentice Nursery Assistant at Chard NNI CHARD NNI & SCHOOL'S OUT

Clare House Nursery in Chard have a rare career opportunity to come and join our team at our nursery. You will benefit from a blend of learning and work. If you are passionate about childcare, Chard NNI is the nursery to start your career. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by our friendly staff to achieve your L3 qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The national minimum wage for apprentices rises to £5.28 an hour from April 2023 onward.

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm rota with day release for study and off the job training. Exact shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be learning a variety of things including: 

  • Communicating with children, safeguarding, keeping children safe through they play.
  • Key tasks will involve carrying day to day activities, supporting children with mealtimes, positive behaviour and personal care.   
  • You will learn how to follow all Nursery policies, including those regarding safeguarding and confidentiality.
  • You will ensure that the Nursery offers the highest standards of physical and emotional care, health and safety, and personal and food hygiene at all times 
  • Work creatively with the children to extend their learning. To observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles
  • Have daily interaction with children to provide range of stimulating activities to promote all areas of learning. 
  • Work requires bending, kneeling and crouching for periods of time and may also involve lifting or holding children during planned activities, and changing nappies/toileting duties. 

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

  • Diploma: L3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Standard: Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Work towards a First Aid certificate

The programme will consist of face to face tutor led knowledge sessions, at Taunton or Ilminster once per fortnight. A minimum of six hours independent study needs to place at a venue to be agreed with the employer on the alternate week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Early Years Foundation Degree and may lead to employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Adaptable and Flexible, Listens to Instructions, Work with different age groups


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

Things to consider

Apprenticeship offers are subject to two references. Transport to and from Employer and Training venues needs to be considered. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Clare House has been a major well-respected Childcare provider in Chard over many years. The nursery is a happy and friendly environment to work in with an experienced friendly staff team to support you as an apprentice. At Clare House we encourage children to fulfil their individual potential and gain a sense of achievement whilst also discovering and mastering new skills in an atmosphere of warmth, care and happiness which will benefit them for the rest of their lives. The Nursery is on large site with an outdoor environment for children to explore and extend learning in lots of spaces, sights, sounds and sensations that cannot be achieved indoors. Our outdoor area which is surfaced with Astroturf has a sensory area with herbs to smell, mirrors for reflections and tyres to climb on.







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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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