Nursery Apprentice

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  • Location

    Waterloo, City of London
  • Salary

    £160 Per week
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  • Category

    Childcare and Nursery
  • Opportunity type


Nursery Apprentice

Opportunity description

St. Patrick’s’ mission is to be the friendliest local day nursery where everyone feels welcome and included. We aim to provide families with high quality flexible care and education whilst embracing the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Montessori philosophy.

We believe that a homely atmosphere is paramount and aim to provide a safe and caring environment where all children can feel happy and relaxed and develop to their full potential.


The Nursery Assistant is a key member of the early years team responsible for delivering high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children.

  • Promote positive relationships in the early years setting
  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of the children
  • Support the children’s development, learning and play
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of team work


Duties and Responsibilities




  • Have a child centred approach to the running of the service
  • Encourage and model appropriate behaviour and expectations
  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality
  • Work well as part of a team




  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required
  • Promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers
  • Work with other agencies to support children




  • Implement St. Patrick’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and other statutory requirements
  • Assist with observations and planning with the staff team
  • Assist with the care and educational experiences planned by the staff team for the children
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff and where necessary follow child protection procedures
  • Practice positive behaviour management techniques




  • Support the manager and work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcome
  • Participate in all self-development activities including appraisal and supervisions
  • Attend training sessions necessary for continuing Professional Development and attend staff meetings
  • Maintain staffing ratios in accordance to statutory regulations

The successful applicant :

  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a high-pressured environment
  • Excellent communicator
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Computer literate /good level of IT skills e.g. word, e-mail, Microsoft packages
  • Have GCSE at C or above in Math’s and English or equivalent

To apply all you need to do is click Find out more and make sure your CV is attached and you include a brief cover letter that explains why you’re interested in this role and why you make the best person for the job!

Please note that YMCA Training is acting as a recruitment partner in this process and you are not required to contact the business directly. If you have any questions or would like some information about this or any other apprenticeships, please email