Nursery Assistant Apprentice Barley Lane Primary School

We are looking for an apprentice who is looking for a rewarding career in childcare. The ideal candidate will be committed to working with children and possess an energetic and outgoing personality.

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Closing date: 31 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

    36 hours, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Help to ensure the safety and security of the children in the setting.
  • Assist in promoting children's enjoyment and learning through planned play experiences.
  • Support children's care routines such as meal and sleep times.
  • Help to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities.
  • Supervise and support children’s play, extending their interests through effective observation and planning and ensuring they feel safe at all times.
  • Have knowledge of and implement policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and serviceability of equipment, toys and books, etc.
  • Attend in-service training where appropriate and attend staff meetings when required.
  • Undertake any other duties as directed by senior staff which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the position, subject to the provision that any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Customer service orientation
  • Good team working skills
  • Able to work under supervision or without if required

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Nurturing
  • Patient
  • Good timekeeper

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths, and ICT (A*-C).

Future prospects

Permanent job offer on completion of qualification and further training with the view of career development.

About the employer

Education has the power to transform people's lives. We recognise that each child is an individual and endeavour to meet his or her needs. We encourage children to be responisible, to take initiative and to show consideration to others. Our ultimate aim is that children develop the skills and attitudes necessary for a successful education and the potential to make a positive contribution to society in their adult life.


Barley Lane Primary School


Huxley Drive



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Manley Summers Training Recruitment Services


Edward Wright Nelson Owusu Osei 02074070015

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017