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Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship
Plymouth, United Kingdom
£3.50 per hour, 40 hours per week


289 Dean Cross Rd
Vacancy Title: Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship


Vacancy Description:

Support for Children

  • Supervise and support children ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with children, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual need
  • Encourage children to interact with others and engage in activities
  • Assist with supervision of children out of session times including before and after sessions, and at lunchtimes

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 require

Employer Description:

Kenleys Nursery School is privately owned and managed, and opened in 1994. It operates from a large detached property, with an annexe and various outbuildings, in a residential area of Plymstock, approximately five miles from Plymouth City centre. The whole of the downstairs of the house is used by children in various age groups, except for the kitchen, staff room and laundry/cellar areas. The annexe houses a pre-school unit and there is a separate swimming pool. An outbuilding is used as a soft play area. An enclosed back garden, with rubberised surface, patio and barked area is available for outdoor play.  The nursery opens five days a week for 51 weeks a year. Sessions are from 08:00 to 13:00 and from 13:00 to 18:00, although children can attend all day.

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Training to be provided:

The majority of your training will be carried out at your work place location, however on occasion there may be a requirement to attend the Achievement Training Centre in Plymouth City Centre for off-the-job seminars and input tutorial sessions.

  • QCF Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (If required).

Skills Required:

  • Effective communication skills to liaise with children, staff, parents and other professionals
  • Ability to adapt to a changing working environment
  • A good team-player so that everyone can work effectively together
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions

Personal Qualities:

  • Punctual, reliable and behave in a professional manner at all times
  • Level-headed and able to deal with varying situation in a calm and orderly manner
  • Friendly, understanding and caring manner
  • A good sense of humour
  • Prepare to work in a challenging but fun and friendly environment
  • Flexible

 Qualifications Required:

English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above is essential

Future Prospects

Employment opportunities may be offered to the successful candidate on completion of the apprenticeship with progression opportunities of an advanced apprenticeship. Progression opportunities may also include a advanced or Higher apprenticeship, including:

  • Level 3
  • level 4 and 5 - equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree
  • level 6 - equivalent to a bachelor degree

Other Important Information

An enhanced DBS check will be required.

 If this vacancy receives a large volume of applicants, the post may close early. If you’re unsure about applying or have any questions, please feel free to give the team a call for a chat on 01752 202269, we would love to hear from you.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. 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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