Nursery Apprenticeship Highfield Day Nursery

A apprentice required to support the running of the nursery and provide assist with the welfare and development of the children attending and help colleagues.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 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

    Inclusive of college time Note: 1hr unpaid lunch break. We pay apprenticeship rate during probation period (3-6 months) x1 day at Hertford Regional College to study academic learning section of Apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate should have obtained or be working towards suitable qualifications for position applied for or have relevant work experience needed.

Candidates will be:

  • Responsible and safety conscious at all times
  • Keen to acquire knowledge and understanding of babies, toddlers and pre-school children and are able to meet children’s individual needs and promote their welfare
  • Able willing to learn how to manage a wide range of children’s behaviour in a way, which promotes their welfare and development
  • Flexible, considerate and work as part of a team
  • Act in a professional and welcoming manner with children and parents at all times
  • Willing to acquire knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities and how they can be implemented within the nursery setting
  • Helpful and assist their colleagues

Most importantly they must show good progress throughout their learning.

All positions are granted subject to successful probation period, satisfactory references and relevant checks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join us in both our baby room and our toddler room.

We can provide training so a willingness to learn is all you really need at this stage.

However any skills or knowledge you bring with you is very much welcome.

Personal qualities

Childcare professionals need at all times to be:

  • Level headed
  • Patient
  • Safety conscious
  • Energetic

If this sounds like you please apply!

Qualifications required

5 GCSE's grade A*-C including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Future prospects

There is always the possibility of future employment for good committed candidates. As well as good support and training while on their course.

Things to consider

All applications are subject to a successful pre selection interview day at Hertford Regional College. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to18 year olds is a priority and fully funded by government. Training for apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded by employers and they are expected to make part or full contribution. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. We all are very committed and work hard at Highfield. We are very much child centred. There is also lots of messy play!

About the employer

We are a small family run business, providing full day care, pre-school and nursery education. We are located in Braughing, Hertfordshire and serve all local villages as well as nearby towns. We take a maximum of 25 children per day.


Highfield Day Nursery


Riverside House

Station Road



SG11 2PB

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Training provider

Advanced Level 3-Diploma for the Children & Young Early Learning and Childcare.

In addition all Apprenticeships include:

  • Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)
  • Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study
  • Coaching and mentoring in the workplace
  • Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hertford Regional College


Sharon Ryan 01992 411375

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017