Apprentice Nursery Assistant Nelly's

Do you have a passion for working with children? would you like an exciting opportunity to join a nursery and gain valuable experience working with children? If this is you then we want to hear from you.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon to Friday 37.5 hours shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an a apprentice you will work with children from 3 months to 5 years during a 12 month period. You will be trained to work alongside existing qualified staff making sure the children are safe and are having an enjoyable experience. Alongside working in the nursery you will gain a qualification in childcare at either level 2 or 3 depending on your qualifications.

Each day is different in the nursery, each day we have planned activities which include, messy play, outdoor play, arts and crafts, story time, singing and working in small groups.

You will be training in observations and planning activities and will have a mentor who will work with you and make sure you get everything you need.We are looking for someone who has had a desire to work with children but hasn't been able to get through the door, someone who is kind, caring and wants the best outcomes for the children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Williness to learn

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Kind
  • Passionate about learning

Qualifications required

Maths and English A to C preferred but not essential.

Future prospects

Once your apprenticeship is completed we will look to offer you a full time role.

About the employer

Each of our nurseries follows our simple ethos — that children should be allowed to be children and the adults who look after them should believe that too.

We pride ourselves on delivering very high quality childcare for children from 3 months until 5 years of age. We believe that we can do this because we have fantastic facilities, we employ dedicated, fun, caring, inspiring people and we are all passionate about what we do.

We open from 7.30 to 18.30 each weekday and close for bank holidays, approximately 2 weeks over Christmas and for 4 staff training days per year.




27 Turney Road


SE21 8LX

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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in childcare, playwork ,supporting teaching and learning and Business administration.
Our online teaching and learning platform, the Laser, provides all your learning materials, and e-portfolio and also acts as a communication system between you and your assessor. The Laser is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has won awards for its innovation. It means learners no longer need to take time out to go to college but can get an even better learning experience by combining the best of online learning with workplace experience.
The Laser provides learning resources in the forms of filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and reading.
You will be assigned to an assessor for the duration of your course. Your assessor will guide you, set your work, mark all your work and help you with anything you need. At the end of your training you will achieve a diploma in Early Years that is a recognised qualification in the childcare sector.
As part of your training you will cover ERR unit, Technical certificate and functional skills in Maths English and ICT. You will gain a childcare qualification at either level 2 or 3.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Sarah Harden 01753 313460

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged over 19 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.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017