Level 1 – Nursery Assistant Traineeships with Just Childcare (Manchester and Bristol)

Nurseries and Pre-schools

Course Outline:

We have teamed up with Just Childcare nurseries in Manchester and Bristol to offer nursery assistant traineeships to those not already in work or education.

This course is an introduction to the exciting world of working with children to enable you to understand whether this is the right career choice for you. As well as learning about working with children you will be placed with an employer to gain valuable work experience. You will be provided with all the support you need to find a suitable job working with children.

Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for 16 – 24 year olds who are not currently in employment, in full time education or training and have a passion for working with children. It covers a wide range of roles including nursery worker, childminder, in a school as a teaching assistant, child support worker or working with older children.

Technical overview

1. Introduction to working with early years children

o Safeguarding Children

o Health & Safety

o EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

o Paediatric First Aid qualification

o Food Hygiene qualification

o British Values & the Prevent duty

2. Course Structure – Level 1

o 6 weeks studying for Caring For Children

o Studying for Work Skills

o Practice and attempt for Functional Skills – Maths and English

o 4 weeks of studying your chosen pathway:

a) Early Years b) Childminder Educator c) School

3. Work placement

A minimum of 70hrs in a nursery or with a childminder. We will complete your DBS check, we will not place you in a childcare setting without this.

4. Maths and English

For all those below level 2.

5. Preparation for employment including:

o how to increase your chances of getting work

o how to conduct yourself in the workplace

o knowing your rights & responsibilities as an apprentice

Additional Info

Qualification Level


Course Duration

10 weeks

Funding and Eligibility Requirements
  • Course is fully funded so no cost to you.
  • You must be aged 16 – 24.
  • British citizen or resident in the UK for at least 3yrs with the right to work.
  • You must be unemployed and not in full time education or training.
Delivery Model

Blended – classroom, workbased and online 

* All courses are currently being delivered remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Delivery locations

Manchester and Bristol


You may be eligible for support with travel costs.

Who are Orange Moon Traning?

Established in 2015, we are a UK government approved training provider. Our aim is to help more high quality young people into work and training in the childcare and education sectors.

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