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Nursery nurse apprenticeship

Job description
As a leading nursery, based in Cowbridge and not far from Bridgend, we believe that learning through fun and adventure is great for children. We have an exciting opportunity for dedicated and caring nursery assistant to join our fantastic childcare setting, whilst completing a childcare qualification at level 2.

To provide care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years . Helping to oversee, maintain and organise a clean, tidy, child-friendly environment. To supervise activities, such as messy play, crafts, cooking, reading and outdoor/physical pursuits.

This role will also involve personal care including changing nappies and toilet training. 

Some key tasks will include but are not limited to: 

To plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promotes each child’s physical, intellectual and emotional needs to enable each child to reach their full potential.

To participate in a minimum of two planned activities per day and to be confident at arranging spontaneous activities in line with Flying Start planning.  You will also be expected to complete regular observations weekly in your key children.

Staff must ensure that the planned activities come from the children’s next steps, observations and interests, as the EYFP framework requires and all staff must play an active part in planning, setting development and evaluation.

Ensure that the environment is well set out and that resources are well presented and accessible and cleaned on a regular rota.  Continuous Provision activities must be set out each morning and be in accordance with planning.

Supervise snacks and or meals and ensure that these times are a time of pleasant social sharing.  Staff should sit and interact with their key children where possible and be a good role model.

To encourage where appropriate, all children to use cutlery, serve themselves, and sit at the tables during meal and snack times as this is an important element of planning to support learning and development.

To help children acquire self-help skills, including dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene as this is an important element of planning to support learning and development.


This role will be working across two sites between Cowbridge and Llantwit Major. 

Entry requirements

Dedicated caring attitude toward helping children learn and develop 

Enthusiasm towards working with children and helping them develop. 

Personal qualities

Caring Nature
Ability to work in a busy fast paced environment
Can do attitude. 

Qualifications taken

CCLD Level 2 or 3 (depending on experience) 
On the job training 
Essential Skills in Maths and English if required. 

What next?
This is an ever expanding busy nursery who are always keen to keep on trainee's following completion of their qualification and continue to develop your skills.
Cowbridge / CF71 7DF
£83 per week
Working week
40 hours
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