Nursery Assistant Apprentice

Zoom Nurseries Limited

Perform his/her duties in line with Zoom’s ethos, philosophy and vision, as well as the policies and procedures, including Inclusion, Health and Safety at Work and safeguarding children.

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Closing date: 05 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

Monday-Friday 37.5 hours

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 May 2017

Date posted

31 May 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To play with the children in a safe and caring environment; under the direction of the senior members of the team.
  • To give ideas to the team about activities for the children; indoors and outdoors. 
  • To ensure that all equipment and toys are appropriate for their purpose, well maintained and meet safety standards. 
  • With support, promote the safety and good health of children, self and others by ensuring risk assessments are carried out regularly and actions are taken to reduce accidents and the spread of infection, if a child is ill. 
  • To provide regular drinks and foods, in accordance with the children’s individual needs. Anyone who handles food must have the Food Hygiene certificate. (Lunch and Tea are cooked and prepared by our on site chef.) 
  • To observe appropriate information relating to children being shared with their parents/carers.
  • To work in partnership with parents or carers, with the support of the senior members of the team. 
  • To comply with the safeguarding procedures. 
  • To communicate effectively with team/parents or carers/children and outside agencies when necessary and with support, if necessary. 
  • To observe and ask questions about planning on a long, medium and short term basis, and assessing and monitoring the children’s progress, with support. 
  • To be partnered up with a senior member of the team, so the role of the key Person is explained and observed, and carried out with support .
  • The lead or senior practitioner must be with a trainee, and they will be responsible for a group of children, in line with our Policy and procedure. You will do observations.
  • To liaise with your line manager as directed.


  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities determined by the Manager, in consultation with yourself. 
  • To participate in any training, as the participant, in relation to the duties of your post. This includes monthly team meetings, Parent evenings, etc. 
  • To provide cover in other rooms, or at other sites in the absence of staff.

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

  • Possible Permanent Position

Things to consider

  • A DBS Check will be required

About the employer

At Zoom our days are full of fun, exploration and action. We give every child the stimulation, attention and resources they need to develop at their own pace and achieve their own potential.

Our activities are structured around our children's interests and developmental needs, providing the adult support and environment in which they can flourish. Our activities are all designed to inspire creativity, confidence and self worth.

Your child could join the nursery at any one of the above stages - but whatever stage they join us at you can be sure each module is carefully planned to meet their needs. All stages follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years of age.


Zoom Nurseries Limited


5 Lionel Road



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Training provider

  • Childcare Level 2/3 and functional skills in English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


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


Emily Laurenza

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies

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Closing date: 05 May 2017