Find out all you need to know about becoming a trainee nursery assistant on NDNA Cymru's Childcare Works (phase 2) project to gain experience in working in an early years or childcare setting.
If you become a trainee nursery assistant on NDNA Cymru's Childcare Works (phase 2) project, you will be provided with training and a paid placement in a childcare setting, to help you secure future employment, training or an apprenticeship within the sector.
Read how trainee nursery assistants on NDNA Cymru's (phase 1) project got on in Flintshire and Wrexham in 2018 here.
How will the project work?
NDNA Cymru will provide supported employment to 84 trainee nursery assistants across Wales.
You'll receive support spanning 16 weeks including:
- A 12 week, placement in an early years or childcare setting
- On-going support and guidance throughout your placement
- Four weeks of paid training.
You will be employed as a trainee nursery assistant in a setting to help you gain transferable skills and knowledge.
This placement and training is designed to help you to secure future employment, training or an apprenticeship within the sector after this project has ended.
Where will it take place?
It will be delivered in ten local authorities throughout Wales. Areas covered include:
- Conwy, Wrexham, Gwynedd and Anglesey (26 trainee nursery assistants)
- Cardiff, Caerphilly, Newport and Torfaen (46 trainee nursery assistants)
Swansea and Neath Port Talbot (12 trainee nursery assistants).
When will it take place?
The project will take place during April 2019 and November 2020.
As a trainee nursery assistant you will receive NDNA training alongside your supported employment.
The training courses span four-weeks and cover all mandatory training such as safeguarding and paediatric first aid.
If you are new to the early years and childcare sector you will also gain the skills and knowledge to be able to begin your placement with a range of valuable skills
Are there any criteria to be a trainee nursery assistant?
To become a trainee nursery assistant you must live in one of the ten local authority areas noted above, be not currently in employment or education and be aged over 25.
I feel fulfilled, I have got a purpose. I love it. It’s a passion now. Some of the children have gone now but when I see them outside nursery they say: “There’s my teacher!” I have influenced them in a positive way.
- Gary, now employed permanently