Apprentice Nursery Assistant, Buttons Day Nursery School

Positions: x1

Weekly Wage: £150.00

Working week:

40 per week – can be worked any time during the nursery opening hours 7.30am – 6.00pm.
Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration: 
12 months 

Apprenticeship level: 
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Teddington, London, TW11 9HQ

Employer Description:

At Buttons and Little Hens we are committed to nurturing your children's imagination and creativity, building their confidence through praise and strong caring relationships, developing their social skills through trust, respect and sharing, encouraging them to grow and develop by inspiring them to love learning... forever.


Vacancy Description: 

We are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about starting a career in childcare to join us as an Early Years Educator Apprentice on a full-time basis.

Thu successful candidate will be studying for a work-based qualification whilst you are working with us and we will ensure you receive plenty of practical experience to develop your skills and knowledge within Early Years.

  •   To work as part of a team
  •   To be a positive role model and to learn from other team members
  •   To supervise children at all times
  •   To ensure that you take responsibility for health and safety as guided by your mentor / buddy
  •   To take shared responsibility to safeguard all children in your care
  •   To be flexible in working hours
  •   To support keypersons/play buddies in daily activities
  •   To cover all rooms if and when necessary
  •   To assist in setting up the environments indoors and outdoors
  •   To build good partnership with parents
  •   To attend regular staff meetings and training to keep own knowledge up to date
  •   To undertake some domestic duties


Company benefits:

  • You will receive an annual holiday entitlement and get the week off between Christmas and New Year on the Company
  • You can take an extra day’s holiday in the month of your birthday, whenever it suits you
  • Receive paid time to attend numerous training and CPD activities
  • Receive a discount on your childcare if your child attends one of our nurseries
  • Get childcare vouchers/tax free childcare
  • Your salary will be reviewed every April
  • Annual Company awards to recognise colleagues with outstanding achievements
  • Regular bonuses to celebrate the team’s success
  • The Company will contribute towards your pension
  • Medicash health plan – investing in your health
  • Unlimited access to Eduko Extras – flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle
  • Payments to recommend friends to work for Eduko 


Internal Training:

Training could include: Safeguarding, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management, Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, Planning, observations, learning journeys (there are lots of opportunities for training) 


Future prospects:

Apprentice Nursery Nurse
Nursery Assistant/Bank
Nursery Nurse Level 2
Nursery Nurse Level 3
Room Leader/Manager/3rd In Charge
Deputy Manager
Nursery Manager


Qualifications Required:​



Personal Qualities:  

Positive can-do attitude.


Desired skills: 

Passion for Childcare


Qualification Structure:

Qualification:  Children and Young People’s Workforce

·         Level: 2

·         Duration: 12 months

·         Course Type: Apprenticeship Framework

·         Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your work place.

·         Units Covered:

The programme is spread across 12 months and typically covers 14 units with the option to take on extra stretch and challenge units if desired. These units are split into 4 themes which complement each other and create a better learning experience:


1)    Health, Safety and Wellbeing

2)    Child Development

3)    Positive Environments

4)    Personal Development/Specialism


The programme will also require the apprentice to cover Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which will be covered through the duration of the apprenticeship.


Functional Skills: 

Apprentices also work towards a Level 2 qualification in English and maths in the first half of the programme if they have no prior exemption (GCSE’s  A – C or equivalents in English and Maths).

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