Nursery Nurse Apprentice Alpha Day Nursery

To be trained to do the same post as a Nursery Nurse or Nursery Assistant. To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.

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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 per week, shifts 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

Duties include:

  • Being allocated 1 or 2 key children
  • Setting out activities for the children
  • Helping with the feeding
  • Help to build the children's portfolios
  • Helping with preparation of meals
  • Helping with the planning of activities
  • Helping to provide handovers to parents

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

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

  • Enthusiasm for working with children with a view of developing a career in childcare
  • An interest in the care, development and learning of young children
  • Communication, both written and verbal
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem assessing and solving
  • Customer service orientation
  • Teamwork

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, with adults and children
  • 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
  • Imaginative, fun and bubbly
  • Approachable, reassuring and willing to work with parents and carers
  • Health and safety conscious

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

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

About the employer

Alpha Day Nursery was created to provide a stimulating and homely environment that provides opportunities for the children to interact and develop in all areas of learning, giving them the best possible start in life. Through our thorough and robust recruitment process we ensure our principles and ideals of commitment to the need of the children and parents alike are shared by all employees. Our dedicated staff members share our vision of developing the children to their full potential.


Alpha Day Nursery



Woodside Green


SE25 5EW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employment 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