The Sunflower Children’s Centre are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Nursery Assistant to join their small friendly team who will offer you support and guidance throughout your Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 06 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

    Monday to Friday shifts between 8.30am - 6pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working alongside the existing team, providing a high standard of care and education for children. This is a beautifully done setting, which creates a great place to work.  The ideal candidate will be extremely eager and be committed to a career in Childcare.

A normal day would include:

  • To contribute a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery
  • To give support to other personnel within the Nursery
  • To help to implement daily routines
  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff
  • To assist in keeping records of achievement on file for parents
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To be flexible within the working practices of the Nursery
  • Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. cleansing of equipment etc
  • To ensure mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • To be aware of Safeguarding at all times

What you could go on to do:

  • EYE L3

How you will be supported:

  • Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team work - support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate well with adults and children
  • Ability to write legibly and good presentation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate creative ability
  • Able to keep confidentiality

Personal qualities

  • Caring personality
  • Enthusiastic about working with children
  • Calming nature
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • 100% reliable
  • Good team player
  • Positive attitude

Qualifications required

  • Maths & English A-C preferred (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Sunflower Children's Centre is an innovative day nursery offering full flexible day care and a support partnership for parents. Sunflower is owned and managed by Mums who want to deliver the best care possible.




Victoria Street


SK14 4AA

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Training provider

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in CYPW

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

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

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017