Apprentice Nursery Assistant – Bradford – BD7 3AY


Copthorne Primary School

Vacancy Description

You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” in a brand new setting for 2-3 year olds within a community driven primary school. You will be given the opportunity to gain and develop new skills and experiences, whilst working towards a Level 2 qualification in Childcare: Intermediate Apprenticeship for Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Duties will include:

  • To work towards and achieve qualifications in Childcare
  • To be a part of a team and support other staff
  • Assist on trips and setting up/clearing away activities
  • To engage in effective and positive communication with the children, parents and colleagues
  • To be familiar with all emergency and security procedures, routines for dropping off and collecting children etc.
  • To supervise the children at play (indoor and outdoor)
  • To ensure that the provision of childcare meets the needs of the individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds and stages of development
  • To promote and work to Health and Safety standards and upkeep hygiene and cleanliness standards at all times
  • To provide and promote a high standard of Childcare
  • To attend staff meetings as requested
  • To undertake any other duties and responsibilities common to position, properly directed by the line manager
Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Copthorne Primary School
Employer Description:

Copthorne Primary is a caring, friendly school which welcomes children and their families of all faiths and cultures. We recognise that every child is special and has individual needs. Our dedicated staff team works together with parents, governors and the community to ensure that each child develops the skills and knowledge to achieve, believing that there are no limits to what our children can learn.

We believe that every child has a right to the very best possible learning experiences and that everyone can succeed. We are an Outstanding school, part of the Exceed Academies Trust.

Vacancy Location:

All Saints Road



Working Week:
Monday to Friday (Days and times to be confirmed). Term time only.
Weekly Wage:
Number of Vacancies:
Training to be provided:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Coordinator and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your assessment materials.

Your Teaching and Learning Coordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times.

Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence and professional discussions. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio;

  • Functional Skills Level 1 and 2 in ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) are delivered via a workbook and completed in the workplace
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) are embedded in the main qualification
Vacancy type:
Expected Duration:
12 months
Skills required:

We are looking for applications from individuals who have the following skills:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • You need to show the ability to develop excellent communication and relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • You must have good time management skills. You must be a punctual person and be on time for work
Qualifications required:
  • Maths and English GCSE graded C or above (or equivalent) are essential
  • Paediatric First Aid qualified would be an advantage
Personal qualities:
  • You must be well presented and reliable
  • Successful candidates will have a lot of patience, have a caring approach and be understanding

You will be required to take part in Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Future Prospects:

Learners who achieve the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce) can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator).