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Day Care Assistant
Plymouth, United Kingdom
£140 per week


Vacancy Title: Nursery Apprenticeship


The role will include, but may not be limited to:

Support for Children

  • Supervise and support children ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Contribute to learning journeys through observations
  • Establish good relationships with children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities

Support the Staff Team

  • Prepare the nursery as directed for sessions and clear afterwards and assist with display of pupils work
  • Be aware of children’s progress/achievements/problems and report to other staff members as agreed
  • Support the staff team in managing children's behaviour, reporting any difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed

Support the Nursery

  • Be aware of and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • Ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

 Employer Description

Plym Bridge Nursery took on their first apprentice in 2005 and are very keen to employ their apprentices on completion of their training and expand their knowledge further. Once the initial 12 month training period is completed, apprentices can expect a starting salary in the region of £15,000 which can rise as their career and qualifications grow.

Employer Location

Bus Route

Plym Bridge Nursery School and Day Care has grown out of our well established Nursery School. In true Nursery School tradition, Plym Bridge is one of the younger ones itself having grown from a Nursery Unit into a Maintained Nursery School in 1985. It was designated as a 'Phase 1' Children's Centre in 2006 and works to meet the needs of the 30% most disadvantaged families.

Training to be provided:

You will receive specific on the job training from the employer in your work place. Off the job training will be provided by Achievement Training in the following areas:

  • QCF Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths level 1 (if required)

Skills Required:

  • Quick learner who has the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate at different levels with children, parents, colleagues and other professionals

 Personal Qualities:

  • Polite, caring and friendly
  • Professional manner
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Flexibility in order to support administrative tasks

 Qualifications Required:

English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above is essential

 Future Prospects:

On completion of the Apprenticeship you will have learnt the necessary skills and become a valued member of staff. Progression opportunities may also include advanced and higher apprenticeships, including:

  • Level 3
  • level 4 and 5 - equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree

 Other Important Information:

The National Minimum wage for apprentices is £3.70 per hour. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit Otherwise, all learners come under your normal terms of employment ranging from holidays, to sick pay and disciplinary procedures.

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