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Nursery assistant apprenticeship

Job description
A lovely nursery located in the peaceful village of Toddington. The school has a bright, happy and airy atmosphere inside and a fully enclosed play area outside to provide a healthy balance of outdoor fun.

This role will involve the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide the highest standards of quality care and education.
  • To work within the framework of the Children Act, the Early Years Foundation Stage, Statutory Framework and current legislation relating to childcare
  • To read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role and the safe running of the setting. 
  • To implement and evaluate a plan of suitable experiences and activities for the children in your care, providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children to develop.
  • To ensure that health and safety and security measures are constantly maintained
  • Preparation and maintenance of appropriate children’s records, observations and learning journeys and a system of planning for individuals needs and next steps
  • Foresee the needs of Special Needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate and work alongside parents to give full integration in the Nursery.
  • Work positively as part of a whole team, using initiative, sharing information and being flexible whenever necessary.
  • To work in close partnership and to develop and maintain good relationships with parents / carers and other family members.
  • To attend all out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parents evenings, events, etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery, e.g. preparation of snack, cleansing of equipment, putting out bins, laundry, etc. Also flexibility with regard to working in different rooms as and when required to ensure effective operation of the nursery.
  • Work alongside the Manager and staff team to ensure that the vision, philosophy and objectives of the nursery are fulfilled.
  • To respect and maintain confidentiality in relation to children, families, staff and the nursery.
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times. To be an ambassador for the nursery both within the nursery and in the wider community.
  • To ensure good standards of hygiene and safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children.
  • To initiate and conduct effective risk assessment.
  • To have an awareness of the requirements of the nursery as a whole and to be familiar with the routines of each of the rooms.
Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English graces C and above or equivalent

Skills required


Eager to learn


Communication skills

Personal qualities


Friendly personality


Passionate about working with children

Passionate about pursuing a career in childcare

Qualifications taken

Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce

Functional Skills (if required)

Employer description

Toddington Nursery School takes children aged 1-4 years and is based in an old school building in the small village of Toddington. We have two rooms, Little Explorers (1-3 yrs) and Pre-School (3-4 yrs).

What next?
Possibility of going onto Level 3 upon completion
Cheltenham / GL54 5DU
£148 per week
Working week
4 days a week between Monday and Friday
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