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Nursery Assistant

Darling Buds Nursery
Seaway House, 55 Bute St, CF10 5AH, United Kingdom.
Apprenticeship rates
Hours of work:
31-40 hours per week
Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Possible start date:
30 November 2021
Closing date:
31 January 2022
Positions available:
Vacancy ID:

About the apprenticeship


Assisting the Nursery Manager in ensuring that base rooms are kept in a safe, clean & stimulating condition for children at all times & reporting any hazards, defects or necessary repairs to the Nursery Manager
Ensuring that children are clean, comfortable & treated with respect at all times within routines relevant to their age & stage of development
Ensuring that children are supervised at all times, particularly during outdoor or physical play
Assisting the Nursery Nurse & Nursery Manager in ensuring the implementation of the curriculum designed for the purpose of fulfilling the functions of the nursery, including helping Nursery Manager to devise & participate in activities designed to fulfil these functions
Assisting the Nursery Nurse & Nursery Manager in being aware of children’s home circumstances or any changes in other relevant circumstances
Understanding the importance of written records in a nursery & assisting in keeping a daily written record of each child who is under supervision during the day & on longer term
Caring for & respecting equipment & informing Nursery Nurse & nursery officer whenever repair, replacement or other necessary attention is required
Being aware of & working within the setting’s policies and procedures at all times
Administering first aid as appropriate
Preparation of snacks for children
Participating in training courses provided by the nursery and other courses on a day release or short-term basis
Any other duties

Additional information

A Enhanced DBS will be required prior to commencement.



Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young children
An understanding of child development
An understanding and a commitment to equal opportunities
An understanding of Health & Safety and hygiene issues
Ability to communicate effectively with parent’s, children and other professionals
Ability to work as part of a team and be flexible
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to utilise skills to sustain children’s interest in pre planned activities
Good organisational skills
Good core skills i.e. numeracy and literacy
Experience in a nursery setting
Experience of working with young children
Knowledge of Key worker system and record keeping
Valid 1st Aid Qualification
Basic food hygiene
Valid child protection training
Show enthusiasm and commitment to the nursery
Have a friendly, polite, approachable manner
Be reliable, punctual and flexible


QCF Level 2 in child care and education or equivalent


Welsh Spoken Skills:
Welsh Written Skills:

Course details

Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development Level 3

About the employer

Darling Buds Nursery Seaway House
55 Bute St
CF10 5AH

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidate will be notified of interview as appropriate.

How to apply

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