Nursery Assistant Apprentice Cherish Day Nursery

Cherish Day Nursery is seeking to employ a Nursery Assistant Apprentice based in a childcare setting. The apprentice will support children development in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence. The Cherish Day Nursery team have been in place for years and have all the knowledge and skills to support apprentices.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

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 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 May 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  •  To provide the highest standards of quality care and education, supporting children through their learning journey
  •  To work in close partnership and to develop and maintain good relationships with parents / carers and other family members. 
  • Participate in both internal and external training as well as staff and parent meetings to develop own practice and improve outcomes for the nursery and the children in our care
  • To participate room meetings to ensure good team motivation, information sharing and planning.
  • Ensure room and equipment is kept safe, clean, tidy and presentable at all times and complete daily risk assessment.
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed



The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Standard 
  • Functitional skills (if required)
  • All training is worked based (no college days)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential job opportunities or progression onto a higher level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Cherish Day Nursery is a well-established, Ofsted registered nursery offering the highest quality of childcare within a caring, safe and stimulating environment. Our team have been place for years and have all the knowledge and skills to support apprentices as they learn the job and complete their qualification. We believe in teamwork and everyone works together to ensure the nursery is happy and welcoming.


Cherish Day Nursery





SE26 6PL

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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 practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

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