Childcare Apprenticeships

Apprentice Childcare Assistant

Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have fantastic opportunities for aspiring nursery nurses to join us and enter the world of early years education.


acancy description

Duties/responsibilities to include:

Assisting in mealtimes

Personal care (nappy changing, feeding, caring)

Establishing a relationship with the children

Key responsibilities to individual children

Preparing learning journeys

Creating visual displays for the nursery setting

Organising the setting, ensuring all is safe, clean, and well presented

Attend team meetings and contribute to relevant ideas

Be able to understand and implement the settings confidentiality policy

Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment

Setting up the nursery in the mornings and also closing down in the afternoons

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No Entry Requirments 

Personal qualities





Willingness to learn


Flexible with hours

Must be able to use own initiative

Practical approach

Qualifications required

  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Caring

Future prospects

Fulltime Employment

Things to consider

Early Start DBS Check

Training to be provided

  • Childcare Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2

About the employer

Pumpkin Patch Nursery

We are an ‘Outstanding’, award winning nursery which follows the Reggio Emilia and Scandinavian approach where children are given the freedom, space and responsibility to make their own choices. The nursery benefits from onsite artists (Atelieristas), Ateliers (art studios) and a team of outside leaders who lead on our Forest School program.   Pumpkin Patch is in a large detached house with an extensive garden and caters for 80 children aged 0-5 years.


Pumpkin Patch Nursery, 37 Preston Drove


East Sussex