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    Apprentice Nursery Assistant – OAKLANDS NURSERY – TONBRIDGE, TN9 2PJ

    • Type: Apprenticeship
    • Sector: Childcare
    • Level: 2
    • Vacancy length: 15 Months

    Company Name: Oaklands Nursery

    Company Address:
    8 Brook Street
    TN9 2PJ

    Closing date: 24 Dec 2021

    Brief overview of the role: We are looking grow our team to ensure the nursery team are supported effectively. You will assist in the allocated base room ensuring all children’s needs are met, contributing to the effective running of the room. You will be guided and directed to complete duties as requested by the Room Leader –If this interests you then apply now!

    Apprenticeship summary

    Working week: You will be allocated shifts to cover the opening times of the setting, Monday to Friday and working a minimum of 25 hours per week due to business needs (the duration has been extended accordingly).

    Total hours per week: 25.00

    Weekly wage: £115.50 – £222.75

    Expected duration: 15 months

    Possible start date: 27 Dec 2021

    Apprenticeship level: 2

    Reference number: VAC001784924

    Positions: 1 available

    About the Employer

    At Oakland Nursery, we know that fabulous staff make a great Nursery, and we pride ourselves on having a highly qualified, trained, and skilled team. Staff are encouraged and supported in developing their skills bystudying for higher level Childcare qualifications. All staff undertake mandatory training inSafeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Health, Fire and Food Safety.

    Taking care of our staff and their wellbeing is of prime importance to us. We are proud to have been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, being ranked 14th in the whole of the UK. The Employees’ Choice Awards recognises the Best Places to Work in 2020, and is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.

    Vacancy description

    Brief description of responsibilities

    • To contribute to the room planning
    • To understand the requirements of the EYFS, health and safety and Ofsted
    • To fulfil the role of a Key Person as directed
    • To liaise professionally and courteously with parents, children, colleagues, and visitors in a polite and professional manner, seeking help or signposting to the correct person with the Nursery
    • To prepare daily activities for all children whilst adhering to the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • To interact effectively with all children
    • To assist in the setting up of the room in the morning, throughout the day and closing the room in the evening
    • To encourage and support children to develop their language, motor, and social skills
    • To supervise indoor and outdoor play activities
    • To supervise snack and mealtimes including cleaning
    • To support the team with hygiene for children including nappies, toileting, face, and hands wiping and changing a child’s clothes
    • To maintain records and reports, keeping daily diaries of the children’s progress and activities
    • To assist with general cleaning, tidying, and sterilising
    • To contribute to the board displays
    • To adhere to and implement all Nursery policies and procedures


    • Attend’s training courses to further personal development
    • Performs any ad hoc duties as required
    • Actively contributes and participates as part of the team, attending team meetings and other events
    • Is mindful of personal safety and safety of colleagues
    • Assists the Nursery Manager with initiatives that directly benefit the Nursery

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    Essential to role:

    • Experience of working within a team
    • Good understanding of health and safety requirements

    Desirable to role:

    • Experience of working with children
    • Safeguarding and first aid training
    • Experience of providing customer service

    Personal qualities

    • Enthusiastic and energetic
    • Punctual
    • Hardworking
    • Trustworthy

    Desired qualifications

    • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

    Future prospects

    • For the successful candidate there is an opportunity of ongoing employment and progression uponthe completion of the relevant qualification.

    Training provider



    Sally Baldwin


    Training to be provide

    • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:
    • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
    • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
    • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

    Apprenticeship standard: Early Years Practitioner

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