Apprentice Nursery Assistant Westfields Day Nursery

An Apprentice Nursery Assistant required in the Cheltenham area of at Westfields Day Nursery.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    30+ hours per week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001293160

  • Positions

    1 available

The candidates will report to the team manager each day, who will then indicate which team the candidate will be assigned to. 

Within the team the candidate will assist the other Nursery Assistants to plan and organise both fun and educational activities whilst taking care of the children’s personal needs. 

Other Key Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assisting the qualified staff with the day to day care of the children including cleaning, nappy changing and feeding
  • Working as part of a team to ensure a smooth running of the setting
  • Planning and completing activities with the children
  • Supporting the children’s development, learning and play
  • Completing development records for the children

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Commitment to course
  • Good communication with children and staff

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • Great if able to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to a pathway of learning within a vocational setting
  • Willingness to work within a team

Qualifications required

  • Good Numeracy (GCSE or equivalent A-C grades)
  • Good Literacy (GCSE or equivalent A-C grades)
  • Level 2 childcare qualification

Future prospects

Potential of becoming a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This vacancy is offered in the Cheltenham area and candidates must be able to travel to and from the workplace. 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: https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/?gclid=CMOGwaHa3coCFQ2eGwodbwUDgw

About the employer

Children's Day Nursery

Employer

Westfields Day Nursery

Address

121

Leckhampton Road

Cheltenham

GL53 0DQ

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Training provider

QCF Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

ASPIRATION TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspiration Training Ltd

Contact

Amy Wong awong@aspirationtraining.com


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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017