Apprentice Nursery Assistant Rocking Horse Nursery Ltd

To work in a childcare setting with children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Tuesday-Friday shifts 7:30-4:30 9-6 with one hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Plan stimulating activities for all children
  • Help children to learn and develop at their own rate
  • Day to day organising of the rooms and general cleaning
  • Liasing with parents and carers.
  • Planning and observing children
  • Caring for all children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a team and care for children

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent in English

Future prospects

Once the apprenticeship is complete depending on the nursery occupancy a full time job could be offered if the candidate is suitable

About the employer

Rocking Horse was registered in 2011, and is on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. The nursery operates from a large converted terraced property in the Newton Heath area of Manchester. It is privately managed. It has five playrooms situated over two floors and staff and office facilities on a third floor. There is an enclosed area available for outdoor play. The nursery employs seven members of childcare staff.


Rocking Horse Nursery Ltd



Oldham Road


M40 5AU

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Training provider

  • Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2
  • Functional skills Engish, Maths and ICT level 1 (if applicable)
  • Paediatric first aid
  • Safeguarding

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Progress To Excellence Ltd


Angela Fox 01516506933

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017