Apprentice Nursery Assistant Millwood House Private Day Nursery

The Nursery in Farnham Common SL2 are seeking for a Apprentice Nursery Assistant to join the team. As a Nursery Assistant you will be contributing a high standard of Physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children in the setting.

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Closing date: 02 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

    Up to 40 hours, Monday to Friday, shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Your duties and responsibilities would include:

  • Contributing to a planned programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in conjunction with other staff
  • Keeping a proper record of achievement file on key children, for parents
  • Working alongside parents of special needs children to provide full integration in the setting
  • Supporting all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Upholding standards within the setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Striving to safeguard children by working to the organisations safeguarding code of conduct
  • Liaising with and support parents and other family members
  • Being flexible within working practices of setting and be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the setting
  • Working alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents in the accident book and ensuring the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it
  • Looking upon the setting as a whole where can your help be most utilised, be consistently aware of the needs of children
  • Ensuring child is collected by someone known to the setting
  • Respecting the confidentiality of information received
  • Developing the role within the team especially with regards as a key worker
  • Ensuring the setting is of a high environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • Be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times
  • Actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring setting policies and procedures are observed at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Enthusiasm for working with young children
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children
  • A commitment to the provision of high quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training

Personal qualities


  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues and parents
  • Patience
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) Maths & English grades A-C preferred

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce, you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma (EYE). This is the next stage in your childcare career, and would enable you to be counted in ratio, which you will learn more about during your Level 2.

Things to consider

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 1 You’ll meet with a Smart Training advisor in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. No applications for this vacancy will be considered without meeting first us first. 2 Initial English, maths and ICT assessments tests will be carried out, as part of the registration process to make sure we know what level you’re currently working towards, and what tuition you’ll need. 3 The starting wage for this role is the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, which is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to students in the first year of any new apprenticeship, regardless of level, although some employers may pay a higher rate. 4 The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training 5 A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. 6 Employer interviews will be carried out before the vacancy closing date, and a start date arranged as soon as possible if you are the successful candidate 7 This role requires you to be on your feet working with children for most of your day. You’ll speak to speak to parents and other staff, fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will be required to take children out of the setting when necessary. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Millwood House Day Nursery is the epitome of a real nursery – homely, fun and family run, where the care, education and welfare of young children is of paramount importance.
Established in 1991 by a mother and daughter partnership, the philosophy at Millwood House has remained unchanged, to respect and recognise each child as an individual, encouraging laughter and fun in a warm, happy, secure environment.
There is everything to offer a child at Millwood House Nursery, whatever the age or stage of development. The nursery has extensive grounds with a new vegetable garden on plan - room for the children to run and laugh and breath fresh air. The staff ages range from 19 to 60, with a good mix of qualifications and experience. Ongoing training ensures a freshness and vitality that show on the faces of all those who work within the Millwood House ‘Family’.
Millwood House provides a wide range of equipment for play and learning and has explored the true psychology of childcare. This is demonstrated through day-to-day nursery practices, giving children the opportunity to be them-selves by recognising their individual potential.


Millwood House Private Day Nursery


Mill Wood

Collinswood Road

Farnham Common



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Training provider

Once employed, Smart Training will offer you the best possible training experience to help you become a qualified member of staff. You’ll study for your Level 2 Certificate with one of our knowledgeable, helpful tutors. You’ll attend a friendly, local study group once a month on a Saturday and will also have an apprenticeship expert called a Progress Manager to help you to plan your work, give you feedback and give you a chance to have your say.

Once you’ve completed your course, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce, Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths, English and ICT and you’ll also receive a certificate in Employment, Rights and Responsibilities. These are nationally-recognised qualifications which are sought by many employers.


Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices 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

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017