This is a friendly family run small chain of nurseries with this role based in Raynes Park.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £272.00 - £289.00

  • Working week

    40 hours per week - under 18 years / 42.5 hours per week- over 18 years / £6.80 per hour

    Total hours per week: 42.50

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

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • Creating a stimulating environment of play and encouraging and supporting the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children.   
  • Planning and supervising activities such as arts and crafts, music and cooking.
  • Helping children to learn number skills through activities like counting games.
  • Reading stories and providing other activities to develop language skills.
  • Taking children on outings.
  • Helping children to learn skills such as dressing and using cutlery.
  • To establish and maintain positive communication with parents.
  • To ensure that all nursery equipment is in a safe condition and adhere to the health and safety, food and safeguarding policies of the nursery.
  • To work co-operatively as a member of the team, supporting colleagues effectively.
  • To attend and contribute towards staff meetings.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Warm, caring and patient nature
  • Good communication skills
  • A sense of responsibility
  • A consistent and fair approach
  • Patience and tolerance
  • A sense of humour
  • Creativity
  • An interest in child development
  • An awareness of safety and hygiene
  • The ability to work in a team

Personal qualities

A genuine interest in working with children with a sense of responsibility towards safeguarding.

Qualifications required

No previous experience or qualifications required.

Future prospects

Excellent opportunity to progress your career with this nursery.

Things to consider

Please consider the cost and length of time of your daily commute to Surbiton. Also working in a nursery involves long hours with shift patterns. 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

Dicky Birds Nurseries Limited is a hugely successful family run business with 250 staff running 7 sites across Surbiton, Wimbledon, Raynes Park and New Malden. Offering a range of services from full day care through to pre-school, after school clubs and wraparound care, they pride themselves on offering the best possible care and always have waiting lists for their services.





Durham Road


SW20 0TW

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Training provider

Kingston Adult Education are the training providers who will support your learning whilst completing this Level 2 Apprenticeship.

We offer classroom based lessons with excellent contact with tutors.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Royal Borough of Kingston Council


Janet Mills 020 8547 6837

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017