Apprentice Nursery Assistant Harcourt Day Nursery

Assisting with the operation of the nursery facility under the direction of the Management Team.Maintaining excellent liaison and communication with other staff, parents and children.Assisting in ensuring the health and safety of all who enter the nursery.Ensuring the effective implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage

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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

    Working 40 hours per week we are open at 7.30am till 6.30pm Monday to Friday- you will be required to work on a rota basis to cover these times

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Brief Description of Responsibilities:

  • Following appropriate policies, procedures and systems ensuring the educational, social, physical, emotional, health and welfare needs of the children are met at all times
  • To become involved in children’s activities so as to stimulate and extend their learning
  • To demonstrate sensitivity toward children and families within the facility
  • Providing an environment that is safe, stimulating and challenging, Ensuring compliance with ‘The Children Act 2004’ and the ‘Childcare Act 2006’
  • Assisting in the admission and induction of new children
  • Assisting in the maintenance of all necessary records to meet internal, E.Y.D.C.P and Ofsted requirements
  • To take an active role in the promotion of excellent health and safety practices
  • To respond effectively to any health and safety issues that may arise, and report any necessary matters
  • To participate in training and meetings as requested by the Management Team
  • Performing any other duties commensurate with the general nature of the position requested by the Management Team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Eager to Learn New Skills
  • Able to Take Direction
  • Previous experience in a simialr role would be an advantage 

Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Presentable
  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Team Player
  • Motivated

Qualifications required

No formal qualfications are essential however a good standard of English - written and verbal -along with good knowledge of Maths and ICT is desirable

Future prospects

For the successful candidate there is an opportunity to further progress and continue employment upon the completion of the relevant qualification

About the employer

Harcourt day nursery has been open since 1987 and is located close to the town centre of Harrogate, it has great transport links and caters for children from 3 months to 5 years of age, we aim to provide the best possible care and education for your children to reach their individual goals, we are a small nursery with a big heart.
For more information on the nursery visit our website using the weblink provided


Harcourt Day Nursery



Harcourt Road


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Training provider

You will complete the either :

Diploma in Children & Young Peoples Workforce level 2


Children's Learning & Development E.Y.E. level 3 

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eden Training Solutions Limited


Sally Baldwin 01709889868

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017