Apprentice Assistant Nursery Practitioner Millennium Minis Ltd

Assistant practitioners are expected to support and work alongside the whole team within the room, and the Nursery Manager to provide outstanding care and learning opportunities to all children.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 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

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available


  • Meet the children’s need by supporting the implementation of a good daily routine, play with the children, observe the children, keep records up to date, having an input into the planning and evaluating activities that suit the childrens needs and interests.
  • To offer suggestions for activities and ask questions.
  • To ensure the planning of activities are linked to the individual children’s needs and interests, gained from daily observations, evaluations as well as child’s tracking in line with the EYFS.


  • Ensure:
    • That you work well as part of the team, giving support, asking for help and receiving/giving feedback when needed.
    • You are professional at all times both in and out of the nursery.
    • Confidentiality is maintained within the nursery.  
    • Attend weekly team meeting, give feedback, ask questions and out forward ideas.


  • Acting as a role model to the team and children within the room, as well as the rest of the nursery team.
  • To keep your knowledge updates by doing your own research and knowing current legislations and frameworks.
  • Reflect on your practice, knowing you strengths and what areas in which you need to develop.
  • Offer new ideas and feedback on how the nursery can improve.
  • Plan activities that are fun, exciting and inviting for the children, with the help of your team within an environment which is exciting and enabling.


  • Ensure:
    • All children and team are treated as individuals and embraced for their differences.
    • All allergies, dietary needs, medication forms, care plans and any other forms are correctly filled in by parents/carers and that all team are aware of this and what they need to do.
    • The room and equipment are clean and fit for purpose.
  • To build and develop partnership with parents/carers and communicate well.
  • To be a support Key person to a child or group of children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communicator and listener
  • Desire for  knowledge of child development and meeting children’s needs.
  • NVQ Level 2 or working towards
  • Able to reflect on your practice and setting actions to improve.
  • Secure and current knowledge of safeguarding ensuring this is kept up-to-date.
  • First aid trained.

Personal qualities

  • Honest and open approach to team work
  • Passion and love for Early Years
  • Time management skills
  • Team Player
  • Food Hygiene
  • Secure and current knowledge of the EYFS and its updates.
  • An outstanding role model to children and team.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English

Future prospects

If the candidate proves themselves there will be a chance that the apprenticeship could lead onto a full time job. This position will be reviewed at the end of the 12 month Apprenticeship placement.

About the employer

Millennium Minis is a nursery located in SE10 looking for 5 new apprentices to join their team! With a good Ofsted this nursery is a perfect place for anyone with a passion for childcare to start and complete their apprenticeship!


Millennium Minis Ltd


Maurer Court

Teal Street


SE10 0ST

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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2017