Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Vanessa Nursery School

Vanessa Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

40 hours

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 May 2017

Date posted

27 Apr 2016

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Vanessa Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

Offering an opportunity to Earn as you Learn! You will be mentored and supervised by qualified professionals and be studying towards your NVQ Level 2/3 in Childcare.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To ensure that each child’s potential is fully developed in a social, physical, psychological and cultural sense and their development both as an individual and as a member of a group, is paramount at all times
  • To share responsibility for the preparation of a stimulating and caring environment, with due regard to all aspects of Health and Safety
  • To participate in planning and organising appropriate play and educational activities. To observe, assess and contribute to the written record of each child’s progress
  • To foster each child’s development and growth of independence and self-reliance
  • To encourage the children in developing both English and their own language
  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety, both on nursery premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere
  • To provide personal care to a child, whilst at the same time encouraging their independence
  • To encourage and value the involvement of parents/carers in the life of the nursery and to appreciate and recognise the expert knowledge they have of their child
  • To implement the Centres/ Council’s Equalities and Race Equality policies fully
  • To work actively to overcome and prevent discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and status
  • To be aware of own practice and keeping up with current trends in education. Attend relevant courses and INSET, in accordance with priorities in the Centre Development Plan
  • To render first aid in accordance with school policy
  • To support the nursery by participating in events on site
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time to meet the needs of the setting

 As part of the team, to contribute and participate in:

  • Planning and preparation of the class, group work and individual work to suit the needs and age of the pupils
  • Whole Nursery record keeping
  • Participating in meetings relating to: curriculum development, general administration, school organisation and pastoral arrangements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Qualifications required

GCSE's C or above preferable (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Further training and potential full time training.

Things to consider

A DBS Check will be required.

About the employer

Vanessa Nursery School was established in 1973 by the Vanessa Redgrave Educational Trust and offers high quality, child-centred early education to local children aged 3 and 4 years old. The school is unique in offering three purpose-built learning environments. We aim to nurture and inspire children through planned and spontaneous play in the:

  • Indoor area
  • Garden and outdoor play area
  • Indoor heated pool

The qualified and highly experienced team of teachers, early years educators and support staff at Vanessa Nursery, Vanessa Pre-School and Cathnor Park Children’s Centre provide a caring and supportive atmosphere in which to introduce you and your child to a new chapter of their lives. The team bases the curriculum around the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as well as leaning heavily on researched excellent early years theory. Through the groups at Cathnor Park we work closely with families to help nurture and develop children’s learning and interests. At Nursery and in the Pre-School each child is allocated a key person to assist them during their time at nursery. In each setting children are encouraged to explore and investigate and learn through play.


Vanessa Nursery School


Cathnor Road


W12 9JA

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Training provider

  • Level 3 in Childcare
  • Functional skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited

Other information

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017