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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Paint Pots Nursery - Southampton - West End
26 Quob Lane, SO30 3HN
£11,648.00 annually
Closing date
19 Jul 2023

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Health & Social Care
Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?


To provide high-quality care and education for under 5's by:
  • Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
  • Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
  • Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
  • Contributes observations to children's development on tapestry
  • Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
  • Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
  • Actively promotes each child's self-esteem

To maintain a safe environment for the children and adults in the nursery ensuring that:
  • Equipment and resources are set up and cleared away each session
  • Making sure equipment is maintained and any issues are reported to the nursery manager
  • Good hygiene standards are maintained and 10 rules of food hygiene are adhered to
  • Safety procedures are adhered to
  • Arrival/ departure procedures are observed and children are kept safe during the session itself
  • The physical, toileting and hygiene needs of the children within the nursery are attended to
  • To comply with all relevant procedures covering child protection, special needs, and equal opportunities, with special regard to multi-discriminatory procedures
  • To work as part of a team

To communicate positively and effectively both inside and outside the nursery, to:
  • Develop and maintain a partnership with parents/carers
  • To actively contribute to good staff morale
  • Promote an excellent image of Paint Pots
  • To attend staff meetings
  • To commit to continuous personal development

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

At Paint Pots Nursery, you will be working towards a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months!

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • Ongoing development and support

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

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