Nursery Assistant Apprentice GREEN DRAGON NURSERY LTD

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

    30 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • 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

The nursery apprentice will be required to do the following:

Being a Nursery Assistant involves having extensive knowledge of children. It requires knowing what makes them happy; keeping them entertained and being able to teach them in a way that they can readily understand.

The successful candidate will be working with children aged from 3 months to 5 years, and will report to the room leader. You must ensure that high quality care is provided within a positive, safe and happy environment.

  • To assist in maintaining a safe, clean and tidy Nursery playroom and equipment.
  • To ensure good hygiene is maintained at all times.
  • To ensure all children are signed in and out.
  • To supervise meals and mealtimes.
  • To change under supervision nappies.
  • To communicate with parents and other visitors in a calm, friendly and efficient manner.
  • To assist with integrating the studios activities into the overall educational themes and objectives of the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attend college and complete assignments on time.
  • To attend team meetings and input ideas.
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the nursery.
  • To be aware of the nurseries confidentiality policy.
  • Working and playing with children.
  • Stress management and control.
  • Initiative and time management.
  • Taking care of children.

Personal qualities

  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • To attend ALL out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evenings summer fair, Christmas party, etc.
  • To input and contribute to ideas regarding implementation of policies and procedures such as Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Leadership and organisation.
  • Being proactive and motivated.
  • Professionalism and teamwork.
  • Communication and listening.
  • Knowledge of children's story and nursery rhymes.
  • Being flexible and understanding.
  • Being happy and funny.

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) with English and Maths inclusive.

Future prospects

Permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

The nursery opened in 2010 and we offer full time and part time nursery care for children aged from three months, to when children leave us to start school. Our hours are Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 6.00pm all year round, apart from bank holidays and Christmas. We are a small nursery, with a large garden,with plenty of space for our children to explore and we aim to provide a positive, friendly, stimulating and healthy environment for all children. Green Dragon Nursery has a high staff to child ratio, looking after six babies and fourteen pre-schoolers on a typical day. This means that our children have a high level of interaction and individual attention, to ensure our children feel secure and happy, away from their parent, a home from home. The team, led by Elena Halepas are fully trained, holding the required EYFS childcare qualifications, in First Aid, Health and Safety, SENCO and Child Protection. We work closely with parents/carers, and our staff plan activities to meet your child's individual needs. We have plenty of toys and books to offer stimulating play and a wide range of activities, planned within the Ofsted Early Years Framework, including Tiny Mites Music class weekly which provides music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We are able to offer the extra support required by children whose first language isn't English and also are qualified to support children with special educational needs. We will give you plenty of updates about your child's progress, both formally and informally, to make sure you are not missing out on those important milestones. Meet some of our little ones. We take lots of pictures to help you to share their days with us.





Green Dragon Lane


N21 2LD

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 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