Business Administration Apprenticeship Tops Day Nurseries Ltd

As an business administration apprentice you will assist in the day to day running of the nursery office. You will communicate face-to-face, over the phone and via email with parents and keep copies of all health and safety processes.

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Closing date: 08 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 to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently looking to recruit a Business Admin Apprentice to join us at Tops Day Nurseries to complete their Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration.

This is an exciting opportunity to complete your apprenticeship within a large nursery group across the South West, who offer fantastic career progression opportunities and employee care.

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South-West, operating 19 nurseries and 9 play club across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

You will need to have exceptional communication skills, as you will be responsible for handling telephone enquiries and passing on messages to the relevant manager or senior member of staff. 

Other responsibilities of the role will include attending staff meeting and be responsible for minute taking, alongside supporting the manager with all administrative duties across the nursery, such as photocopying, filing, distributing and sending post, coordinating refreshments for staff meetings, making trips to bank as and when required, and overseeing the managers diary.

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about gaining the relevant experience, skills and qualifications to begin their career within an office environment.

You will need to take this role seriously, as we are looking for someone that is eager to gain more responsibility throughout this apprenticeship and to progress through the business; many of our current Head Office staff and Nursery Office Managers started with us a Business Admin apprentice!

You must have a good level of communication skills and be confident at communicating with various levels of management within the business.

The Benefits of working at Tops Day Nurseries

Here at Tops, employee care is very close to our heart and we treat our staff as though they are family….because they are! We have many benefits we offer our employees because we want them to feel appreciated and be looked after, these include:

  • 28 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
  • Staff Welfare scheme
  • Up to 40% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
  • Great career progression
  • Regular supervisions
  • Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
  • Uniform provided

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT Skills i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy and organisational skills
  • Excel ability intermediate or equivalent
  • Manages time effectively

Personal qualities

  • Is resilient and demonstrates ability to work well under pressure
  • Is committed to continuous personal and professional development
  • Respects and values the different experiences, ideas and backgrounds other can bring to work and to teams
  • Is willing to work within organisational processes and procedures to meet required standards for the role

Qualifications required

GCSE grade C in English and Maths or equivalent. Desired but not essential 

Future prospects

Progress onto level 3 in Business and Administration.

About the employer

Welcome to Tops Poole! We are a friendly and active day nursery based on Denmark Lane, close to Barclays House in Poole. We cater for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school. Individuality is so important to us, and we believe every child is unique with their own passions, needs and challenges. We make every effort to provide a friendly, relaxed, safe and playful environment where our children can learn, develop and enjoy their time at nursery.


Tops Day Nurseries Ltd



Denmark Lane


BH15 2DG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 in Business Administration
  • Functional skills level 2 in Maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Training Team Limited

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2017