Nursery Apprentices assist the staff team to create a safe, caring and welcoming setting in which parents are happy to entrust their child and where their child is encouraged and supported to flourish in an enabling and stimulating environment.

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Closing date: 27 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

    40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


  • To ensure operational policies and procedures implemented by Banana Moon Franchise are adhered to, ensuring relevant legislation is met.
  • To contribute to inspiring and ambitious practice.
  • Assist with Head Office Quality Improvement Visits and Inspections.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety policies and risk assessments, hazard logs as set out in the operational plan.
  • To participate in the emergency and security procedures such as emergency evacuation, door security and e-safety.
  • Be alert to issues of safeguarding, ensuring that the welfare and safety of the children and adults is paramount, recording and reporting any concerns to the DSL.
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in practice, ensuring relevant documentation is completed as required.
  • Active involvement in staff meetings, which support continually envolving high standards of practice.
  • To work with colleagues in room planning, observation and assessment to ensure the provision of a stimulating environment with a balance of challenging and inspiring child/adult lead activities reflecting children's individual needs and interests.
  • To understand key children's culture, level of development and identify next steps with line managers support.
  • To ensure the detailed record keeping for key children's development maintaining these records on a regular basis with quality meaningful observations and assessments and to involve parents in the process of planning, under the supervision of line managers.
  • Support the settling in of new children in a sensitive manner, liaising closely with parents and staff to ensure home life and children's interests are utilised for reassurance.

Customer Service Operations

  • To participate in informative, professional and welcoming show rounds to prospective customers.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive family information whilst adhering to child protection policy and procedures.
  • Contribute to nursery communication with parents via newsletters, parent's evenings, open days/evenings, building and maintaining  strong key person relationships.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisation
  • Communication
  • Punctuality
  • Creative
  • Resorceful

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and understand policies

Qualifications required

Level 2- GCSE Grade D or equivalent 

Level 3- GCSE Grade A*-C or equivalent

Future prospects

Opportunity of full time employment on completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

You will be required to attend parents evenings, staff meetings, and open days. You will be required to complete paper work as a key worker. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. 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 National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Banana Moon creates a loving and caring environment for children, where parents' views are always considered and valued. Children receive age-appropriate care from passionate, experienced staff, and nutritionally-balanced meals are provided each day.




394 Whitestone Way



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Training provider

Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship epending on qualification and expereince, in Childcare

Functional skills qualification in Maths, ICT or English (depending on qualifications)

NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 in Childcare

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by John Ruskin College


Kathy Morgan 0208 651 1131

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017