Nursery Assistant Apprentice Clanfield Community Pre-School

This is an Apprentice position and you will be trained to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care.

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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

    Monday - Friday, 08.00am - 18.00pm (hours may vary)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an Apprentice position and you will be trained to work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs. You will need to ensure that all resources and experiences offered to the children are of a high standard. 

Duties to include: 

  • Observe, support and extend children’s learning, plan appropriately for children using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework,
  • Maintain accurate and effective records,
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion
  • Work to continuously improve quality of childcare and education.
  • Engage in all aspects of the daily routine and activities ie story-telling, role-play
  • Prepare and serve snacks
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff understand Child Protection Procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • A mature and professional approach suitable for working in a nursery environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to Children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • High level of commitment to the role and responsibilities ie timekeeping, attendance
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Qualifications required

We would prefer the successful candidate to have their GCSE qualifications in English and maths A-C, but this is not essential.

Future prospects

If your apprentice is successful, you may be offered the opportunity to progress to the next level qualification, or if you have already achieved this, you may be offered a permanent role.

Things to consider

• Are you confident working with small children all day? • Are you prepared to work hard? • Can you get to work for an 8am start? • Are you adaptable and flexible, moving within the nursery?

About the employer

Welcome to Clanfield Community Preschool where learning begins and fun never ends. We are a committee run preschool in the grounds of Petersgate Infant School. Our preschool is a free flow setting which enables children to choose where and what they want to play with which allows them choice and independence. We provide a happy, loving, caring and fun environment for all children and families aged from 2 years up until they go to school. We are an all inclusive setting welcoming families regardless of their race, religion, culture or disability. Our staff are friendly, caring and enthusiastic and are here because they want to make a difference in the life of a child. We have a very strong link with Petersgate which ensures a smooth transition to school for each child when they move on from us. We are able to use their hall, library and outside area. In the summer term we can take the children who are going up to school into the classrooms. We are also invited to class assemblies and Christmas performances.


Clanfield Community Pre-School


Green Lane



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Training provider

All training is provided by Training Associates. A skilled assesor will guide you through the apprenticeship, helping you to achieve the below qualifications (subject to previous grades, some courses may not be needed):

  • Childrens & Young People's Workforce NVQ Level 2/3
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • Employment Rights & Ressponsibilities Level 2


Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates


Sara Warry 02380 010210

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017