Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Maritime Minis Maritime Minis

Assistant practitioners are expected to support and work alongside the whole team within the room, and the Nursery Manager to provide outstanding care and learning opportunities to all children.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8am-6pm, 4 days per week on a shift pattern of Monday-Friday. Exact shift to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day


- Meet the children's need by supporting the implementation of a good daily routine, play with the children, observe the children, keep records up to date, having an input into the planning and evaluating activities that suit the children's needs and interests.

- To offer suggestions for activities and ask questions

- To ensure the planning of activities are linked to the individual children's needs and interests, gained from daily observations, evaluations as well as child's tracking in line with the EYFS.


- Ensure:

- That you work well as part of the team, giving support, asking for help and receiving / giving feedback when needed.

- You are professional at all times both in and out of the nursery.

- Confidentiality is maintained within the nursery.

- Attend weekly team meeting, give feedback, ask questions and out forward ideas.


- Acting as a role model to the team and children within the room, as well as the rest of the nursery team.

- To keep your knowledge updates by doing your own research and knowing current legislations and frameworks

- Reflect on your practice, knowing you strengths and what areas in which you need to develop.

- Offer new ideas and feedback on how the nursery can improve.

- Plan activities that are fun, exciting and inviting for the children, with the help of your team within an environment which is exciting and enabling.


- Ensure:

- All children and team are treated as individuals and embraced for their differences.

- All allergies, dietary needs, medication forms, care plans and any other forms are correctly filled in by parents / carers and that all team are aware of this and what they need to do.

- The room and equipment are clean and fit for purpose.

- To build and develop partnership with parents / carers and communicate well.

- To be a support Key person to a child or group of children

In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship you need to hold the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 qualification.

At Maritime Minis, you will be working towards a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification over the course of 15 months.

The training you will be getting

Early Years Educator Apprenticeship L3 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing training and development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

The vacancy dates are to be used as a guide. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy could close early.

About the employer

Welcome to Maritime Minis, a Day Nursery that puts children from 3 months to 4 years at the centre of all we do. Minis is a family run nursery group in the heart of the community putting the children we care for at the heart of all we do.


Maritime Minis


2 Mallow Walk


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Mar 2024