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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Kent Training & Apprenticeships
Gravesend, Kent
£135.00 per week
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Education & Training
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date

Employer Description

Are you looking to start your career as a Nursery Assistant? This is a fantastic opportunity with a nursery based in Gravesend. As well as getting hands on experience working with pre-school children, you will also gain an Apprenticeship Level 2 in Early Years. To be considered for this fantastic opportunity you will need either a level 2 in Maths or English, if this applies to you, simply register your interest and we will be in contact to progress you to the next stage.

Description of Vacancy

Your role will be to assist other members of the team within the pre-school, under the direction of the Manager, whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop you own childcare career. To provide day to day care and activities for the children that promotes fun and positive behaviour. To interact with children and assist other members of the team within the nursery whilst gaining knowledge and skills to develop you own childcare career. You will assist in setting up the nursery and ensure the children are kept safe at all times.

The role of the Early Years Assistant involves working as part of the pre-school team to provide safe, high quality education and care for young children to help prepare them for Primary School.


  • To assist with the daily routine
  • To assist with curriculum planning
  • Prepare and supervise activities
  • Plan activities suitable for the age range and individual needs of the children within the setting
  • Liaise with parents / carers and staff members
  • Undertake domestic duties within the unit
  • Attend training sessions outside normal working hours
  • Undertake all ad hoc duties and projects within the nursery
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Contribute to a high standard of quality within the nursery
  • Ensure appropriate planning and assessment is accurately maintained for key children
  • Supervise and support children at all times
  • Ensure that equality of access and opportunity is provided to all children, parents, staff and visitors
  • Ensure that all children are kept safe
  • Notify Designated Officer of any safeguarding concerns
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times with children, parents, colleagues and visitors
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues and visitors
  • Ensure confidentiality, where appropriate, is maintained
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures and undertake a shared responsibility for cleanliness and health and safety throughout the nursery
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, planning meetings and undertake training as required
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by line manager


Starting at £135.00 per week.

£4.50 per hour to be increased on management discretion if candidate prove to be committed, punctual and reliable


Working days are Monday to Thursday, 32 hours a week, 30 minutes unpaid break over 4 days making 30 hours paid work.

20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”

Skills Required

  • Keen interest in working with children
  • Willing to prove excellent childcare
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of age groups

Personal Qualities

  • Dedicated
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic
  • Outgoing disposition
  • Punctual
  • Well presented

Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade 4/5 or equivalent in English and Maths

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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