Puddle-ducks Nursery (Putney), Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Positions: x2

Weekly Wage: £200.00

Working week:
Monday - Friday, working various shifts from 7.30am - 7.00pm (40 hours)

Apprenticeship duration: 
12 months 

Apprenticeship level: 
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Putney, SW15 1NR

Full description

Apprentice required for small friendly nursery. 

We are able to offer a good salary, free hot lunch each day, uniform and solid training and support to start your childcare career. 

Based in Putney we are near good shops and transport links.  Our nursery is based in a lovely location within a gated environment

We value our apprentices who start their career with us. 

Many of our trainees gain full employment and further progression and training with us.

You will be supported by senior staff during your daily work routines which will cover all aspects of childcare required under EYFS.


Duties to include:

  • To learn and uphold the nursery’s policies and procedures to safeguard, nurture, develop and care for children in our care.
  • To comply and understand with the Welfare Requirements and practice guidance of the Early Years Foundation stage.
  • 3. To be proactive in providing a learning, caring environment using resources, creativeness and initiative and personal skills, reflecting your knowledge and qualification.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.


Company benefits

  • Free lunch for apprentices
  • Uniform top and polo shirt
  • Christmas bonus (dependant on time employed as at December)
  • Good staff support whilst training – small friendly company where individuals matter


Internal Training
On top of formal training there are 2 inset training days where proper in house trainers are used, plus 2 evening staff meetings plus personal training plan along with S&S and appraisal


Future Prospects
In house progression, available and further training if required


Working Hours
Monday – Friday, various shifts from 7.30am – 7.00pm (40 hours a week)


7.30am – 4.30pm
8am – 5.00pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
9.00am – 6.00pm
9.30am – 6.30pm
10am – 7.00pm


Training provided

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:

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Child Development
  • Positive Environments
  • 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’sA – C or equivalents in English and Maths).


Skills required

  • Ability to use own initiative
  • High standard of written and oral communication and comprehension skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Ability to comprehend and read and write English re policies and procedures of the nursery
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be able to follow instructions given by a senior member of staff at all times
  • Able to work flexibly within the rooms of the nursery


Personal qualities

  • Passionate about working in Childcare
  • Flexible attitude
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
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