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Nursery assistant apprenticeship

Job description
The purpose of this role is to be trained to the standard of an Early Years Practitioner and to contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

The duties and responsibilities of this role are as follows:


Key Areas

1. To work with children

2. To attend training

3. To complete all assignments set

4. To work as part of a team

5. To attend associated training

6. To liaise with mentor.


Responsible To:

Mentor/Nursery Manager/Deputy Manager


Duties and Responsibilities

1. To complete assignments on time.

2. To attend team meetings and imputing ideas.

3. Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.

4. To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.

5. To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery.

6. To be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy.


Team Work

1. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.

2. To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents’ evenings, summer BBQ, Christmas party, etc.

3. To input and contribute to ideas regarding implementation of policies and procedures such as Early Years Foundation Stage.



1. Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in Nursery.

2. To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee's supervisor from time to time.

3. The trainee's duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the nursery's Equal Opportunities policy.

4. Look upon the nursery as a "whole" where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.

5. To respect the confidentiality of information received.

6. 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.

7. To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.

8. To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures.

9. To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

10. To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the nursery and maybe to our sister site.

11. To be flexible in hours and duties in order to meet the needs and requirements of the nursery.

Entry requirements
  • GCSE grade A*-C in Maths and English (or equivalent).
Skills required
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Reliable.
  • Committed.
Personal qualities
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Able to work using own initiative.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Commitment to a pathway of learning in a vocational setting.
Qualifications taken
  • Level 2 in Childcare
  • Functional Skills Level 2 for Maths and English (if applicable)
Employer description

Alice Park Nursery is set in one of Baths most beautiful parks. Being in the park means we have space all around us to explore and play in. We only take 20 children which means we have plenty of time to nurture and appreciate the individuality of each and every child.

What next?
Possibility of progressing onto Level 3
£138 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday, 35 hours a week
Start date
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