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Nursery Assisitant

Welsh Government
Blue Door Nursery 95 Allensbank Rd Cardiff CF14 3PP
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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Health & Social Care
Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Adhering to the Policies and Procedures of Gallivan Childcare Solutions Limited (t/a Blue Door Out of School Care) and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of CIW and the National Standards, ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the setting
Working as part of a team
The care & supervision of the children, with regards to their physical, emotional, & intellectual needs
Working with the Childcare Practitioners on planning & preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs. Liaising with parents & negotiating working targets, ensuring effective communication within the setting
Offering all children, staff, & volunteers, equal opportunities with regards to their religious needs, ethnic origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background. If necessary, managing challenging situations where discrimination is displayed
Keeping of development records & observations
Positive management of children's behaviour
Preparation, care, cleanliness & maintenance of the playrooms & equipment & any other areas in the interests of health & safety
Providing a good role model for students & help new staff to fit into the setting
Keeping accident, incident & risk assessment records.
Supervision of mealtimes
Laundry duties
Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Manager
Participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends & children's outings
Any other duties



Team player
Excellent communication skills


No minimum requirements


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development Level 2

About the employer

Blue Door Nursery 95 Allensbank Rd

CF14 3PP

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidate will be notified of interview as appropriate.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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