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Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Early Years Alliance
Erith (City/Town), London (Greater)
£9.24 - £10.42 p.h. Incl. London Weighting
Closing date
20 May 2022
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Job Details

About The Role
The Alliance is a leading early years Charity, also the largest voluntary sector provider for childcare services. We have an exciting opportunity available for an Apprentice Nursery Assistant based at West Street Nursery.

Training and support will be provided by the Alliance - Level 2 and 3 Early Years Apprenticeship programmes are available. 

Job purpose:
You will assist in providing care and inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the nursery and to assist in maintaining a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Main Duties:

  • To learn how to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs by providing stimulating and age-appropriate play and learning opportunities in the setting.
  • To learn how to supervise the children where appropriate and to protect them from dangerous or harmful situations, as directed by senior staff.
  • To learn how to contribute to a high level of care that will enhance the children’s general health and well-being and to ensure that all toys and equipment are clean and safe at all times.
  • To learn how to assist the senior in providing a variety of outdoor activities to cover all areas of the children’s development as well as supervising outdoor play in all weathers.
  • To learn how to be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans.
  • To learn how to carry out observations (where appropriate) of children and how to discuss the progress of children with the relevant key person and to contribute any ideas to informal & formal planning sessions.
  • To assist in the preparation of snacks, set up and clear away meal times and supervision of children during meal times.
  • To contribute to and attend his/her feedback sessions.
  • To attend and contribute at regular staff/team meetings.
  • To share any child protection concerns immediately with the Senior Setting Worker or Setting Manager.
  • To ensure adherence to setting’s code of practice on confidentiality.

Desirable requirements:

  • Good written and verbal communication
  • GCSE grade D or 3 in English and Maths or functional skills level 1
  • Ability to work using own initiative and work as part of a team 
  • Good customer awareness
  • Experience of dealing with young children

Personal qualities:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Friendly, flexible approach

Hours per week: 40
Weeks per year:  52
Virtual interview date: TBC
Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

About The Service
The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 
The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.
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Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer:

At the Early Years Alliance staff wellbeing is a key priority and we believe in offering a range of initiatives that support all of our staff:

  • Support from a Childcare Operations Manager
  • Access to a Learning Management System (LMS), 3 training days a year, plus personalised training plans for employees
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Nursery Management Information System (Family) to reduce paperwork, and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified Mental Health First Aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support
  • Attendance to a National Conference, team social events and uniform
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100
  • 10% discount on childcare places


Find Us
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
United Kingdom
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