Apprentice Nursery Assistant Piglets Of Weedon

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a nursery setting as an apprentice.

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Closing date: 30 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 per week Shifts between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:
• Working as part of a team
• Positive management of children’s behaviour
• Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
• Keeping development records and observations
• Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records
• Laundry duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Punctual, reliable and caring nature

Personal qualities

Good natured, friendly, helpful, caring and patient


Looking for an extremely enthusiastic individual who can show common sense, take a mature approach with a willingness to learn and progress within childcare

Qualifications required

Maths and English GCSE at Grade 4 and above or equivalent would be preferred but not essential

ICT qualification would be an advantage

Future prospects

Permanent position within nursery

Things to consider

From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Piglet’s ethos is to provide a warm, friendly, home from home environment to help ease the transition from home life to nursery life. Piglet’s aims to provide each child with a wide variety of different learning experiences in order to help give them the best possible start in life. We will ensure that the children have fun, enjoy their days with us and learn in a calm, friendly, relaxed and natural way. We endeavour to provide an educationally stimulating environment in which your child will feel valued and able to progress at its own pace. We aim to be approachable, open to parents/carers, knowledgeable and helpful wherever we can.


Piglets Of Weedon


The Old Chapel

Bridge Street



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship – Children & Young People’s Workforce

Functional Skills, PLTS & ERR

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northampton College


Naomi Alormele 01604 736315

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017