Intermediate Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Thurmaston Day Nursery

Private day nursery looking for an assistant to work along side the qualified staff in the setting.

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Closing date: 22 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

    37.5 hours mon - Fri (shift pattern)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Nursery setting provides childcare facilities for children aged 0 years to 6 years.

  • Sometimes providing for school children (before and after school club)
  • Setting is well established in the local area.

Daily duties will include:

  • Cleaning,
  • Nappy changing,
  • Activity planning,
  •  Completing development records for children,
  •  Feeding time and other care routines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The right person needs to be flexible, hard working, a good communicator, able to use own initiative and work as part of a team.
  • You need to have a passion to want to work with children and find it easy to interact with them.

Personal qualities

  • The right person needs to have a kind and caring nature and be very patient with the children.
  • You will need to have a passion to want to work with children and understand that working in a nursery can be long working hours.

Qualifications required

  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy


Future prospects

To continue onto advanced apprenticeship if funding available.

Things to consider

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

About the employer

This is a private nursery based in the Thurmaston area of Leicester.


Thurmaston Day Nursery


Warren Drive



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Training provider

  • All training will be delivered at the setting alongside the working week.
  • No college days are required.
  • You will work towards an intermediate level in child care and complete functional skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Chloe Gibbard

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is  £3.30. 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.

Interview date and possible start date are only a guideline. Interviews for this position could be arranged at any time after the closing date therefore the start date could alter.
Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

In the event that the candidate would like to progress onto an Advanced Level Children and Young People Apprenticeship they must have grades A*-C in GCSE English and Maths as these are the entry requirements as of 1st August 2015.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017