Apprentice Nursery Assistant Munchkins Day Nursery

Due to an increase in numbers an exciting opportunity has become available at Munchkins Day Nursery in Exeter, recently judged outstanding by Ofsted. This is an apprentice position to train towards a full and relevant early years and childcare qualification at Level 3.

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

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Closing date: 03 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

    40 hours Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Purpose of POST:

  • To be trained to undertake same responsibilities as a Nursery Nurse or Nursery Assistant. contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children attending the Nursery
  • To contribute to a high quality environment for children.  This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual interaction and group activities.

Key Areas of Work:

  • To work with the children
  • To attend training
  • To complete all assignments set
  • To be part of a team
  • To attend associated training
  • To liaise with mentor
  • Responsible to:
  • Nursery Manager/Deputy/Mentor/ Senior Nursery Nurse

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completing assignments on time and attending meetings with training provider.
  • To attend team meetings and inputting ideas.
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery.
  • To be aware of the Nursery’s confidentiality policy.
  • To ensure the Nursery is a high quality environment meeting the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and varying stages of development.     
  • To be aware of the high profile of the Nursery and to uphold high standards at all times.
  • To actively promote and support the Safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace. 

Team work

  • Support all staff and communicate positively promoting effective team work.
  • To attend ALL out of work hours activities e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings, summer fayre, Christmas party etc.


  • Contribute to good standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the Nursery.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature, as may be determined by the trainee’s senior Nursery Nurse.
  • The trainees duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the Nursery’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Look upon the Nursery as a “whole” where your help can be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of the children.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • To ensure the Nursery is a high quality environment which meets the needs of individual children from differing cultures, religious backgrounds and stages of development using the most current curriculum guidance.
  • To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times.
  • To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures.
  • To understand that as part of training you will be required to move to other parts of the Nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You need to have a keen interest in the childcare Industry and be dedicated to working towards your NVQ.

Personal qualities

You must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and be able to work well in a team.

Qualifications required


Future prospects

Continue with the company and complete further qualifications

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

To ensure we offer outstanding quality, here at Munchkins Nursery we believe in employing a team who all hold the same belief to provide a unique high standard of care and wonderful opportunities for the children to develop. We believe staff are the key to a successful nursery. All staff are police checked. As stated by Ofsted, at least 50% of staff employed must hold a child care qualification and meet staffing ratio requirements. Here at Munchkins Day Nursery we exceed these criteria. The management team have a hands on approach to sharing their skills and knowledge and staff are continuously encouraged to update their childcare training. We operate a Key Person System throughout the setting. This enables staff to support the child's individual needs and build a strong partnership with the parents, as we fully understand that they are the child's first educator. The key person will be there to support the child and family during the transition period of settling into the nursery and this support will continue throughout their time in the group.


Munchkins Day Nursery



Mount Radford Crescent



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Training provider

  • Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator) L3 App - Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Oct 2017