CWCT104 Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship

  • Sector: Early Years
  • Salary: £9,080 per annum
  • Location: Coventry
  • Hours: 36 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm

Job Description


A nursery assistant plays an important role in assisting in the care of young children. You will be planning and organising both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of children's personal needs. You will need to be punctual, reliable and good at early starts.

Within this role you will be training on the job with one day at college, working towards a Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Providing professional childcare is the responsibility of the Nursery Assistant. You will need to take care of, play with or teach children while they are at the nursery. You will need to be trustworthy and attentive to children's needs.

About the Applicant

No prior qualifications required however GCSE English and Maths grade A-C (or equivalent grades) would provide exemptions from Functional Skills.

You will need to be prepared for hard work, to learn quickly, be flexible and have good communication skills. 

Future prospects include a progression to Level 3 qualification in childcare and the opportunity to take on more responsibility within the nursery.

Daily Duties

A Nursery Assistant usually performs many of the following tasks:

  • Supervising children's play time
  • Engaging children in learning and play activities
  • Keeping and updating records
  • Working with team members
  • Maintaining a high standard of operation
  • Attending staff meetings