Apprentice Nursery Assistant Aspire@Southfields

We seek an energetic, hard work individual who will be responsible for planning and organising educational activities as well as having children to look after on an individual basis. Unlike most nurseries we have unique opportunities such as swimming pools and Spanish lessons which you can develop new skill sets from.

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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 Days and Times TBC

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Assist in the care, maintenance and security of all equipment and toys within the nursery
  • To assist with washing and changing children
  • Undertake shared responsibilities for the health, hygiene and cleanliness throughout the nursery
  • To ensure that any information received concerning the children is kept confidential at all times
  • To actively encourage children’s progress in all areas of development, types and stages of play, by interaction and extension of play activities
  • To be responsible for keeping the individual record file for each of the children in the key worker group
  • To work as part of a team and support colleagues
  • To encourage the participation and involvement of all parents of the children attending the nursery
  • To be flexible with the working hours

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A successful candidate will display some or all of the following skills:

  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • An interest in the care, development and learning of young children
  • A commitment to providing high quality childcare
  • Positive approach with regard to learning and gaining new skills
  • An urge for personal development through various training opportunities 
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and organising
  • Information gathering and information monitoring
  • Customer service orientation
  • Patience and understanding
  • Using own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated and driven individual with a positive 'can-do' attitude
  • Caring, compassionate and understanding individual that can work with the continuous needs of young children
  • Enthusiastic approach to your work with a willingness to go that extra mile to succeed in this job role
  • Commitment and punctuality 
  • Patience
  • Reliability and trustworthiness

Qualifications required

GCSE's in Maths, English and ICT (A*-C) or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Permanent job offer upon completion and further training with the view of career development

Things to consider

Candidates will be required to carry out a DBS check, if a current check is not available, due to the nature of this position (working with children)

About the employer

Nursery@Aspire is a charitable private day care nursery under the Aspire umbrella and is registered for 42 children between the ages of 3 months- 5 years. The nursery is purpose-built and consists of three rooms. The Dolphin Room, which is the Baby Room, The Froggies Room, which is the Toddlers Room and The Ladybirds which is the Preschool Room. Nursery@aspire employees high qualified staff who are regularly supported with training and personal development.




20 Burr Road


SW18 4SQ

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young People Workforce
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

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