Apprentice Nursery Nurse Fledglings Ltd

As a Childcare Apprentice you will gain qualifications to start your career in a nursery whilst working alongside a friendly and supportive team. You will provide a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment for the children within a loving, happy and caring atmosphere.

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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

    Hours of work are 40 per week on a rotating shift system between 7.45 am and 5.45pm, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    25 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • To ensure the room is always set out with toys and activities in an inviting way.
  • Make sure all your day jobs and duties have been completed on time and before you leave for the night.
  • Ensure your observations, assessments and planning are kept up to date and to the standard your team leader expects.
  • To volunteer to do jobs/tasks, always use your initiative - never wait to be asked.
  • Make sure all your activities are planned in advance and are ready for the start of the session.
  • To understand child development and always treat all children equally.
  • To be non-judgemental towards staff, children and parents.
  • To understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • To be bubbly, happy and enthusiastic at all times.
  • To always fill out medicine sheets and accident I incident sheets immediately.
  • To report any serious accidents or illnesses immediately.
  • To take care of all equipment.
  • To be flexible and work as part of a team, to compromise and be adaptable when required. To attend and participate in staff meetings and social events.
  • To do any other duties which are appropriate I reasonable may be requested by senior staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills are essential
  • Ability to make decisions and work independently
  • Ability to follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Patient
  • Good physical stamina

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) are desirable

Future prospects

To be considered upon successful completion of the Childcare Apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

This vacancy is subject to a successful DBS check. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. More info is available at Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Fledglings specialises in care of children from birth to eleven years in providing a high quality, flexible service in a friendly atmosphere. Fledglings offers everything your child requires during these very important and formative years of development. We offer loving care and a stimulating environment in our purpose built premises which will enable your child to develop socially, intellectually and physically in an educationally-oriented atmosphere.


Fledglings Ltd


Hazelhurst Road, Hazelfields


M28 2LS

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Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Functional Skills Level 1 Maths, English and ICT are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A-C or equivalent has not already been achieved. All training is delivered in the workplace.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017