CWCT187 Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship 

  • Sector: Nursery
  • Salary: £9,080.00 per annum
  • Location: Coventry
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 08.30-17:30 (36 hours per week)

Job Description

*Possible start date - 2nd November 2020"

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 Early Years Practitioner standard.

Providing professional childcare is the responsibility of a 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 highly trustworthy and attentive to children’s needs.

A Nursery Assistant usually performs many of the following tasks: 

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

About the Applicant

Desired skills

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

Personal qualities

The candidate will have good levels of confidence.

Desired qualifications

No prior qualifications required however GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English would provide exemptions from Functional Skills.

Future prospects

Progression to a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and the opportunity to take on more responsibility within the nursery providing an opportunity is available within the nursery.

Things to consider

Working with children you will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). This checks for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings, plus any additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the role applied for.

To carry out this check the employer will ask for identification including a passport or provisional driving licence, a birth certificate, and a bank statement.

Daily Duties

The successful Apprentice Nursery Assistant is required to help out with all aspects of the children's daily routines and development.