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Apprentice Nursery Assistant – Robert Aldridge Childminder’s – LS11 8AA


129 per week    

Vacancy Description

You will be provided with the chance to “earn and learn” in a privately-owned Childcare provider.

Duties will include:

  • Provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the setting
  • Implement the daily routine
  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • Work with all staff to ensure children settle well
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Be flexible within working practices of the setting, be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment, etc
  • Recording accidents – ensure the accident reports have been signed by another member of staff before the parent receives it
  • Look upon the setting as a “whole” where your help can be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure children are collected by someone known to the setting
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Develop your role within the team
  • Ensure the setting provides a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • Actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring setting policies and procedures are always observed
Vacancy Title:
Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Employer Description:

Sara & Robert Aldridge are Ofsted registered childminders providing a quality home from home setting.

Our setting has been designed to offer children of all ages the opportunity to learn and play in a safe environment. We also promote equal opportunities and encourage children to learn about different cultures. We have many different areas including a home corner, dressing up/role play area, a fully stocked reading area, a writing/colouring/painting area, we also have a garden with plenty of exciting toys to play with including a sand/mud pit, water area as well as a swing and slide set.

Vacancy Location:

32 Old Lane


LS11 8AA

Working Week:
Minimum 30 hours Mon-Fri
Weekly Wage:
Closing date for Applications:
15 December
Possible start date:
4 January 2022
Training to be provided:
  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

Apprenticeships are delivered in the workplace and 20% of your working time will be dedicated to ‘Off the Job Training’. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will have access to our online study area where you will find all your assessment materials.

Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator 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.

  • Intermediate apprenticeship for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in maths, English (where applicable)


Skills required:
  • Some previous experience with children would be an advantage
  • 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:
  • GCSE’s at grade D/3 or above in English and maths 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 must be a self driven individual
Future Prospects:
  • Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to go onto study towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard and access higher level jobs within the sector