Child Care

Nursery Assistant Apprentice

  • Addiscombe, Croydon
  • £160.87
  • Lifetime Training
  • 40+ hours per week


Established in 1995, Lifetime Training's founding principle was to support individuals and businesses to perform better through the delivery of outstanding training programmes.


Today this principle remains core to our business and has enabled Lifetime Training to become one of the UK's market leading training providers, offering apprenticeship programmesrecruitment services and training courses. We have developed the skills and careers of thousands of individuals and have improved the performance and staff retention of some of the biggest, and smallest, employers in the UK across a wide range of business sectors.



Successful candidates will develop experience in all areas of day to day nursery life and a sound knowledge of current good childcare practice in order to start a fulfilling career in childcare. You will work alongside qualified staff across all areas of the nursery age range (0-5 years) to develop your practical skills in caring for young children under the overall guidance of the Nursery Manager and a mentor within the setting.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Your responsibilities will include supporting children in play and learning activities,
  • Everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times,
  • Enhancing the environment with displays of children’s work,
  • Observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs supported by establishing positive relationships with parents and carers.


Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • No qualifications needed
  • You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your qualification
  • The ability to relate and interact with children;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, carers and other childcare professionals;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions;
  • Good observation and organisational skills;
  • A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support;
  • A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage;


Training to be delivered:


Apprenticeship in Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 or Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator) Level 3
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Length of apprenticeship: 12-15 months


Interested? Fantastic! Apply below or call Oscar on 0208 604 7471


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