Apprentice Nursery Assistant Greenacres Pre School

To be in the process of or commencing an appropriate qualification to gain knowledge and understanding of the pre-school child.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, various shifts, working 40 hours a week, 8.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Greenacres believes that every child is an individual that has their own interests and needs and will develop at their own pace. We provide a stimulating and fun environment in which the children can explore and practise their skills in a safe and exciting atmosphere.

To work as part of a team to create an environment in which children’s individual needs are met and high standards of care are provided, which meet the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.


  • To be in the process of or commencing an appropriate qualification to gain knowledge and understanding of the pre-school child.
  • To be prepared to answer to, and gain knowledge and experience from the team of senior staff.
  • To be fully committed to the Greenacres aim to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for every child in our care.
  • To be of a responsible and professional manner at all times and supporting of the Nursery Aspirations to provide a fully inclusive setting for each individual including staff, parents and children alike.

Duties to include:

  • To contribute weekly with their team to provide plans of the forthcoming curriculum to ensure children’s interests and next steps to learning are taken into account.
  • Remain aware of the need for confidentiality and professional attitude for all nursery business.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to all the policies of the nursery with particular attention to Health and Safety Guide-lines, Inclusive Practice for all and Child Protection/Safeguarding.
  • See fit to continuously update their childcare knowledge and first aid for the benefit of their own professional development and the nursery's.
  • Assist the staff team in ensuring that the children are provided with a varied curriculum, with new challenges, with a commitment to ongoing improvements and a sensibility to ‘what it’s like for a child to be here’.
  • Ensure the security of the children in her care of the utmost importance.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the general domestic upkeep of the nursery in addition to the care of equipment and reporting of all repairs.
  • Attend all staff meetings, usually 8 weekly and 6 monthly and also be prepared to give time and effort to parent social functions and occasional promotional events.

Greenacres commits to a ‘no smoking’ zone and actively encourages a workforce of non-smokers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

It is vital that candidates have some knowledge of the child care sector through reading and demonstrating a real sense of enthusiasm and commitment to work with children in the early years.

Personal qualities

None required.

Qualifications required

Sound standard of communication skills and able to work as part of a team.


Future prospects

A permanent position as a qualified nursery assistant to then undergo the advanced apprenticeship.

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

Day Nurseries
(Hampton Hill & Priory Road)
Priory Road and Hampton Hill offer quality day care for parents who need full days, on a permanent basis with priority to ensuring your child gets the best in all areas including love, care, attention, fresh air and exercise, education and development milestones, a healthy diet, a safe place to stay and learn and a good staff team to provide a fun and stimulating environment.

(Hampton Hill)
In Hampton Hill High Street your children can move on to our Pre-School setting which is designed for children 3-5 years. This setting has the same high standards and philosophies as the day nurseries. However, due to the absence of the smaller children we can offer further experiences such as a more challenging garden, further IT options and a more detailed curriculum following the EYFS.

Denny's Pre-School
(The Den)
Denny's Pre-School based at 'The Den' provides quality childcare for 2 and 4 year olds for parents and carers who just want to access their free government funded childcare place for their child. It provides the same high quality provision as other settings and will operate between the hours of 9am - 3pm offering 2 different sessions (9am - 12 noon, 12 noon - 3pm).

Crèche and Flexible Care
(Priory Road and 'The Den')
Our Priory Road branch also accommodates a crèche for parents who need ad-hoc care at short notice or extra days unable to be accommodated at nursery. This can be used for as little as 2 hours and can be booked a month in advance or on the day. The crèche meets the same high standards that you will find at our day nurseries. Children aged from 2½ can use 'The Den' for occasional or regular use between 8am - 3.00pm.

Birthday Parties
(Hampton Hill, 'The Den')
Birthday parties for the under 8s can be quite an experience. On Sundays, Greenacres invites you to book your party at one of our sites. You can sit back and relax whilst knowing that they are in a completely safe and child orientated environment. A staff member will organise and entertain the children and will even do the catering and the clearing up! All you have to do is enjoy the party. See 'Parties' for details of our packages at 'The Den' or Hampton Hill nursery.

After School Club & Wraparound Care
('The Den' )
Greenacres After School Club is based at our building in Ripley Road. We provide a pick up service for Hampton Infants School, Buckingham and Carlisle School at 12 noon and 3pm for Reception and Year 1 and 2 children. All children are welcome to join this facility but please book in advance before your child starts 'big school'. We also provide breakfast club and holiday clubs and ad-hoc hours for the children the year before they start school to enable them to integrate before the 'big day'.


Greenacres Pre School



High Street


TW12 1NJ

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Training provider

Successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce  which will cover the following framework:

  • QCF in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Principles in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This Apprenticeship is funded for the duration of 12 months.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hawk Training Group


Natalie Henderson

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017