Level 3 Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Astley Village Nursery

To assist the Early Years Teachers with the day to day running of the setting. This will include planning, observation and assessment, risk assessing, playing and all other duties involved with nursery life.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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 to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Nursery Assistant will be working as Key Worker for the daily needs of children between the ages of 3 months and five years within the Nursery setting.

Purpose of Post

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Day Nursery
  • To give support to other personnel within the Day Nursery
  • To implement the daily routine in the base room.

Key Areas:

  • Work with children
  • Team work
  • Liaise with Parents, Staff and other Professionals

Responsible to:

  • Owner
  • Nursery Manager
  • Deputy Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children attending the Nursery in conjunction with the Manager.
  • Prepare the children's records in your group and institute reviews for parents, in conjunction with the Manager.
  • Work alongside parents of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate.
  • Foresee the needs of special needs children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate and liaise with the settings SENCO.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • Attend staff meetings outside working hours. 
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, for example, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment – in line with appropriate training. 
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, staff meetings, parent's evenings, summer fayres and Christmas activities.
  • To be flexible within working practises within the setting be prepared to work where needed and undertaking certain domestic tasks, e.g. snacks, cleaning, toileting, tidying, cleaning children etc.
  • Recording accidents/incidents in the books provided
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to the setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team
  • Participate in the training programme of a wide variety of students (i.e., placements and volunteers) by giving guidance and support.
  • Work alongside the Directors, Manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the nursery is fulfilled.

Qualities and Experience Required

We are looking for a person with the ability to undertake an NVQ Level 3 equivalent/relevant/applicable qualification, with experience in working within the setting of a Day Nursery. You will need to be flexible in regard to hours of work and motivated.

Willingness to undertake additional training is necessary this may be in your own time on an unpaid basis.
Applications are welcomed irrespective of sex, race, creed, disability or age.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A genuine enthusiasm for working with children

Personal qualities

  • Polite
  • Friendly
  • Bubbly
  • Outgoing
  • Professional.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A*-C in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects


Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to adultadmin@runshaw.ac.uk. WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

We provide childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years Providing a safe, friendly, caring and stimulating environment for children to enjoy and develop within.


Astley Village Nursery


Astley Village Community Centre




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Training provider

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ Technical Certificate,
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Wendy Love 01772 643008

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017