Apprentice Nursery Assistant Summertown Montessori Nursery

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, to take on the role of Nursery Apprentice for our established Montessori.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 7.45am-3.15pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Main responsibilities:

  • To uphold the highest standard of Care and Education at all times.
  • To assist the Montessori Teachers in the planning and implementation of activities appropriate to the children’s needs and interests in order to enhance their experiences and enable them to reach their full potential.
  • To assist with the settling in of new children attending the setting, providing emotional support in addition to meeting developmental needs.
  • To work individually as well as within a team.
  • To uphold Montessori principles and practice at all times.
  • Work closely with the support of the Montessori teachers to implement Montessori through the EYFS.
  • To carry out other duties as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills – good command of spoken and written English
  • Ability to work in a team and individually 

Personal qualities

  • Passion and enthusiasm for working with children

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Permanent position on completion of apprenticeship depending on progress in the Montessori.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

Summertown Montessori Nursery is situated in bright, spacious premises with a large, resource-rich garden in the popular area of Summertown, North Oxford. The nursery occupies the entire lower floor, comprising a large open-plan hall, a kitchen, toilets and an office. Within small groups, each child is individually helped to fully use and understand specifically designed equipment which We incorporate the Montessori approach into meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum for UK early years education. The EYFS offers much additional value to the child’s education & welfare (Key Person, Safeguarding, Attainment goals, Progress tracking, a unified system to facilitate follow-on to big school).


Summertown Montessori Nursery


Portland Road



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Training provider

  • Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce

The Childcare Company provides online training in early years’ childcare, residential childcare, play work, supporting teaching and learning, management, team leading, customer service and business administration.

Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on your preferred learning style.  Your sector specialist tutor will provide the support and motivation to ensure you enjoy and ultimately succeed in achieving your goal, completing your training.  We want you to feel our team are approachable at every stage in your learning journey.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning.  Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors we deliver teaching sessions to you using various methods that include face to face teaching, Skype, virtual classroom and telephone. Our aim is for you to have the best possible learning journey that is personalised, motivational and inspiring for you. 

Our online learning platform, the Laser, provides interactive learning resources as well as your e-portfolio.  It acts as a communication system between you and your tutor and allows you to follow your progress at any time. The Laser is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The learning resources are multi-sensory to suit personal learning styles, such as filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and electronic reading.

Your employer provides your time for ‘off the job’ study and teaching during your paid working hours.  This is flexible averaging around 3-4 hours per week.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Claudia Worthington 01753 596 004

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017