Apprentice Nursery Assistant FENNIES DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

Do you want to start a career in childcare? An exciting opportunity has opened up at Fennies Nursery - Woking. You will work alongside other members of staff to create a stimulating and caring environment to encourage children to learn

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

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Closing date: 28 Aug 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

    41.25 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 41.25

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    18 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Successful candidates will develop experience in all areas of day to day nursery life and a sound knowledge of current good childcare practice in order to start a fulfilling career in childcare.
You will work alongside qualified staff across all areas of the nursery age range (0-5 years) to develop your practical skills in caring for young children under the overall guidance of the Nursery Manager and a mentor within the setting.

Your responsibilities will include supporting children in play and learning activities, everyday care routines such as meal and sleep times, enhancing the environment with displays of children’s work, observing and record keeping of children’s development and planning to meet their individual needs supported by establishing positive relationships with parents and carers.

To provide high quality care and education for under 5’s by:
•    Learn the planning cycle and begin to contribute to curriculum plans
•    Carry out planned activities with small groups of children, supported by the room leader
•    Follow nursery routines and activities, offering attention and support to all children
•    Contributes observations to children’s development on tapestry 
•    Have a small amount of key children and be responsible for tracking their development, with guidance from supervisor
•    Prepares displays, ensuring they stimulate vocal and receptive responses
•    Actively promotes each child’s self esteem

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for people who have:

  • The ability to relate and interact with children
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with parents, carers and other childcare professionals
  • The ability to work as part of a team and follow instructions
  • Good observation and organisational skills
  • A willingness to learn new skills and ability to identify when they need to ask for support
  • A reasonable level of IT skills would be an advantage

Personal qualities

  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy
  • Enjoys being creative
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times
  • An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families
  • Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence
  • A willingness to reflect on their own practice
  • Demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding
  • Demonstrate you have sustained interest in a hobby or activity or been involved in voluntary work in the community

Qualifications required

You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your NVQ.

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

Following a successful telephone interview, candidates will be invited to attend an interview at one our eight nurseries in Surrey, South London and Kent. Successful candidates are then invited to an extended interview, an opportunity to speak to current apprentices, a tour of our nursery followed by a work trial in the nursery setting, prior to being offered a placement, normally within that nursery. Fennies follows a Safer Recruitment and Selection Process and you will be expected to pass a full / enhanced DBS check prior to employment which Fennies will pay for. Employment will not begin until you have been given clearance. You will rotered to work on shifts between 7.30am- 6.45pm. The successful candidate may be required to work in different settings where the need arises

About the employer

Fennies have 30 years’ experience of providing high quality children’s day nurseries in modern, wonderfully resourced settings, allowing babies, toddlers and pre-school children to learn, play and flourish.




Woodham House

Carlton Road


GU21 4HE

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Training provider

•    Level 2 Certificate (children and young people’s workforce)
•    Functional Skills in English
•    Functional Skills in Maths
•    Functional Skills in ICT
•    Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
•    Certificate in Paediatric First Aid

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Aug 2017