Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Blue Giraffe

An excellent opportunity has become available in the Tyseley area of Birmingham for Blue Giraffe Nursery.

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Closing date: 04 Nov 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

    30+ hours per week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An opportunity has arisen with an employer in the Tyseley area of Birmingham for an Apprenticeship position in Childcare.

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

The successful candidate must be committed to a learning pathway within a vocational setting with full training up to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Childcare, (with the possibility of securing full time employment on completion of training where appropriate).

This position would suit a candidate with a bubbly, outgoing personality who is able to work on their own initiative and is prepared to commit to the work required for an apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Commitment too working with children
  • Good communicator
  • Passion for working with and developing own skills in employment

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to a pathway of learning in a vocational setting
  • Great if able to work using own initiative.

Qualifications required

A-C Grades in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent

Future prospects

Full Training up to Level 2 childcare qualification with the possibility of progressing onto level 3. Possible full time employment on completion of training where available.

Things to consider

Candidates are advised to check the location of the vacancy prior to application and be able to travel to and from the location setting. Only candidates with a genuine desire to work in the childcare sector need apply.

About the employer

The Blue Giraffe Child Care at Tyseley was registered in 2007 on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. It is situated in an industrial unit in the Tyseley area of Birmingham. The nursery serves the local area and is accessible to all children. It operates on the first floor and a lift is available for parents to use. There is a fully enclosed area available for outdoor play.


Blue Giraffe



Wharfdale Road


B11 2DE

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Training provider

  • Full training up to Level 2 in childcare
  • QCF Qualification
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspiration Training Ltd


Amy Wong

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Closing date: 04 Nov 2017