Apprentice Nursery Assistant Tiddlywinks Day Nursery

Tiddlywinks is looking for Apprentices to join their friendly team at their nursery setting based in Crumpsall.

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

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Closing date: 29 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

    Mon to Fri 7.30am - 6pm on a shift pattern

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

career progression is on offer for the right person.  If you are looking to start a career in Childcare, and passionate about working with children, please apply now!

A normal day would include:

  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents
  • Work alongside parents of special needs children to give full integration in the Nursery
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • To attend out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings
  • parents evenings summer fayre, Christmas party, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of nursery 
  •  Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. cleansing of equipment etc
  • Staff are responsible for their own rooms so you are required to keep your room clean and tidy
  • Specific Child Care Tasks
  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of   development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing comfort and warmth to a poorly child
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development

What you could go on to do

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team work - support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Ability to write legibly and good presentation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate Creative ability
  • Able to keep confidentiality

Personal qualities

  • Caring attitude
  • Pleasant and happy personality
  • Approachable
  • Fun and enthusiastic
  • Always willing to help others

Qualifications required

Maths & English A-C preferred (to be discussed with applicants) or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

Childrens Day Nursery.


Tiddlywinks Day Nursery



Cromhurst Street


M8 5FN

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Training provider

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in CYPW.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017