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Nursery assistant apprenticeship

Job description
At The Priory we know about good childcare because we’re a well-established nursery which has been running for over 30 years. It’s a small, cosy and homely environment with a babyroom, toddler room, two’s room and pre-school. We create the security of structure with the flexibility and excitement of surprises and spontaneity.

Working forty hours within the 7:30am to 6pm structure, the Apprentice will work with children of all ages, with a small team under the supervision on the Manager and Deputy Manager of the setting.  

Duties Include:

Assisting the qualified staff with the day to day care of the children including cleaning, nappy changing and feeding.

Working as part of a team to ensure a smooth running of the setting.

Planning and completing activities with the children.

Supporting the children’s development, learning and play.

Completing development records for the children.

The successful candidate must be committed to a learning pathway within a vocational setting with full training up to Level 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare, (with the possibility of progressing to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare where appropriate).

This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Good GCSE (or equivalent) A-C grades in maths and English is desirable but not essential

Skills required

Good communication skills 





Passionate about working with children 

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm, punctuality and a willingness to learn about all facets of childcare.    

Qualifications taken

To progress to a level 3 in childcare

Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English if required


Employer description
Bristol Childcare is a family run business. It started in 1971 when Bruce and Sue Farr opened Mornington House, one of the first day nurseries in Bristol. Over forty years later Bruce and Sue are still involved in the nurseries along with their children and their husband and wives. This longevity means that we really understand children and their needs and the breadth of experience across the family means that we can run a sustainable business while keeping a homely, personal feel.
What next?
Possibility to continue on to Level 3
Bristol Childcare - The Priory Day Nursery
Bristol / BS34 7PT
£166 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
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