Nursery Assistant Apprentice Step by Step nursery

Step by Step Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivated individual to join their team of professionals, providing a high standard of childcare for children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery

  • Adhering to policies and procedures and compliance with the children's act, health and safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted and the national standards.

  • Working as part of a team

  • To implement the daily routine

  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs

  • Working with the nursery nurses on planning and preparation of activities, to meet the children's individual needs, liaising with parents ensuring effective communication within the nursery

  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasions, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural background and challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed

  • Positive management of children's behavior

  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.

  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records

  • Supervision of meal times, and where appropriate, preparation of babies’ bottles, meal and snack times

  • Laundry duties

  • Attendance of staff meetings

  • Participating in regular parent’s evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings

  • Contribute to planning observations and activities

  • To use own initiative and work as part of a team
    Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the nursery manager, operations manager and area manager 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Caring
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated

Personal qualities

  • Team work
  • Hardworking
  • Patient

Qualifications required

GCSEs C in Maths and English Language or above preferable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Further Training and potential full-time employment

Things to consider

Childcare is a very demanding industry with long hours and early starts. It requires you to be active and on your feet the majority of the day. It is also a very rewarding job as you will have an invaluable impact of the development of the children. A DBS Check will be required

About the employer

Step by Step Day Nursery has been providing a childcare service for over 13 years. Our branches are conveniently located right in the heart of Hammersmith. We currently cater for children ranging from 9 months to 5 years of age. Our staff team consist of qualified and fully trained Nursery Practiotioners, with many years of experience. We are affiliated with the Royal Borough of Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster City Council. The Nursery has 3 different age groups in which children are split into for learning activities. These are as follows: Children aged 9 months - 2 years Children aged 2 - 3 years Children aged 3 - 5 years


Step by Step nursery


49 Brook Green


W6 7BJ

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Training provider

Offering an opportunity to Earn as you Learn! You will be mentored and supervised by qualified professionals and be studying towards your NVQ Level 2/3 in Childcare.


Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Care First Training Limited


Johan 01277 725972

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2017