Apprentice Nursery Assistant


Shooting Stars
West Midlands
West Midlands
Debbie Pennington
£144.30 per week
£4.81 per hour
30 Hours Monday to Friday, shifts between 7.30am & 6.00pm. Shifts to be confirmed.
15 Months and 3 months end of point assessment
Level 3 - Early Years Educator
19 September 2022
5 September 2022
Shooting Stars provides the ultimate care and education for children. At our nurseries, children will receive a rich, stimulating nursery experience which will be a positive influence on their learning and development. We specialise in the care of babies and toddlers and pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of childcare.

Shooting Stars require an Apprentice Nursery Assistant to join their workforce and complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Early Years Educator.

 During your Apprenticeship, you will be expected to:

Work as a team member, within the guidance, leadership and coaching of that team, to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe, and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs, whilst undertaking theoretical and practical training, and completing tasks and assignments to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve a level 3 qualification in Early Years Educator.

  • Adhere to and positively promote Shooting Stars Nurseries Policies and Procedures
  • Understand each child as an individual and have a general understanding of childcare and child development
  • Observe each child’s progress and report on achievements looking for progression and continuity
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships with children, parents, carers, staff and outside agencies
  • Provide daily feedback and observe Working in Partnership Meetings as required, learning to communicate with parents and carers
  • Assist with the supervision of children at play (indoor and outdoor) and at mealtimes
  • Learn how to plan, prepare and participate in a range of activities that promote children’s learning and development
  • Learn how to be key person for a group of children, by observing, monitoring and accurately recording each child’s development in line with the EYFS.
  • Learn how to help children become independent through helping them acquire self-help skills, including, dressing, feeding, toilet training and an awareness of personal hygiene
  • Learn how to provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children
  • Understand how to demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion
  • Learn how to continuously improve the quality of childcare and education
  • Learn about how to keep children safe and understand when and how to follow Safeguarding Procedures
  • Understand and ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met, and that Food Safety Regulations are complied with
  • Learn about current developments in childcare and education policy and practice. Understand how to share responsibility for safeguarding all children within the nursery.
Following successful completion of a level three childcare qualification, Shooting Stars Nurseries will guarantee a permanent, full-time position to the applicant.
• Organised
• Literate
• Good verbal communication
• Ability to listen to and follow instruction
• Use own initiative
Level 2 Early Years Apprenticeship, Grade 4-9 or A*–C Grade for GCSE English and Maths or equivalent qualification.
• Caring
• Reliable
• Proactive
• Have a sense of humour
• Calm and patient
• Appreciate and respect diversity
• Self confident
• Self motivated
• Passionate and dedicated
Why work for Shooting Stars?
We support all staff to meet their full potential through training and development opportunities
We offer an auto-enrolment pension scheme
We offer a generous staff childcare discount (subject to terms and availability)
Staff are given paid ‘Time-Out’ of ratios to facilitate effective planning, assessment and detailed documentation
All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is a confidential support and advice service
Upon joining us we provide you with a thorough induction program and we pay for your DBS check
Uniform is supplied
Our environments are inspiring, and well maintained
Our well-considered budget for the development of educations supplies enables our teams to feel empowered to develop the curriculum responsively to the children’s needs
We have a dedicated staff break room
We subsidise social events for our staff to encourage team morale
Each setting runs a staff recognition scheme to celebrate excellence
This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.
As an Apprentice you will complete an Early Years Educator Standard.
Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English
Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment
The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role. Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.
To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Babcock Training website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Any enquiries please call Debbie on 01704 502 243.

This vacancy is closed to applications.