Level 3 Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship ALPHA DAY NURSERY (UK) LTD

We are recruiting at the moment, and we are looking for an apprentice that will join our vibrant team. We offer on-the-job coaching and will support the newly recruited staff member to settle in quickly. Duties will include recording accidents and incidents, accordingly, ensuring the manager has initialed the record before the parent receives it.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Between 7.30am to 6.00pm. Shifts will be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job Description - Early Years Educator/Practitioner.

Purpose of Post:

  • To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery, with regard to the nursery’s daily routine
  • To give support to other personnel in the nursery
  • To develop and monitor children’s progress in line with the EYFS framework

Key Areas:

  • Work with children/team members/liaise with parents and other professionals

Responsible to: 

  • Nursery manager/senior staff in charge

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be involved in the team planning of appropriate activities suitable to the age of children ensuring that the children’s developmental needs are met
  • To contribute to the creation of an environment that provides for the well-being of all the children attending the nursery
  • To contribute to the observation and assessment of the children’s developmental stages, recording this accordingly in line with the EYFS framework/key person duty
  • Work in partnership with the parents/carers to encourage open communication and involvement within the nursery setting
  • To be aware of, and take responsibility for, all aspects of health, safety and security in relation to the children attending the nursery
  • To be a good role model to children
  • To work flexibly as part of the larger nursery team, assisting and supporting colleagues wherever required to ensure the nursery's smooth running
  • To be aware of the high profile of the company and to uphold its standards at all times
  • To attend out-of-hours activities, including training, staff meetings, parents' evenings and special events/team building exercises
  • To abide by the nursery’s confidentiality, and equal opportunities/anti-bias policies at all times
  • To respect and value all colleagues, children, and parents, encouraging a positive and diverse working environment
  • To assist in the development and support of other members of staff to the benefit of the nursery as a whole
  • To undertake any aspects of nursery work as the need arises
  • Recording accidents and incidents, accordingly, ensuring the manager has initialed the record before the parent receives it

This job description is intended to give you an indication of the main duties but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

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

On programme Training:

  • Portfolio
  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Care Certificate

Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths:

  • End point assessment
  • Summative portfolio
  • Synoptic project
  • Employer reference
  • Interview

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to become a permanent member of staff subject to performance, to be discussed at the end of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A* to C /9 to 4) Desired
Other Food and Hygiene (Grade pass) Desired
Other Safe guarding (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

We desire a certificate in paediatric first aid, safeguarding L1 and L2 and Food and Hygiene, but if not we will provide training for suitable candidates.

About the employer

Alpha day nursery has facilities to cater for children age 6months -5years old . Children at this stage of development learn essentially through play, and are at all times absorbing an enormous amount from what they see, hear and do. - We take pride in our service provision, which reflects in what we have on offer: - Spacious nursery/rooms for different age groups - Spacious outdoor garden with a variety of equipment - Qualified and friendly staff team - Offers nursery education grant - Strategic location with sweep drive and easy access to buses, trains and trams. - Meals cooked by a qualified cook on the premises






SE25 5EW

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Training provider



Harley Waite


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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