Apprentice Nursery Assistant Level 3 Little Einsteins Day Nursery

We are looking for an enthusiastic Level 2 Apprentice to join our busy team. This vacancy is based at the Little Einsteins, School Walk, Denaby Main Doncaster, DN12 4HZ

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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 to Friday Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • You must be able to work as part of a team and be able to care for and supervise the children . 
  • You will work with your room leader and colleagues planning and preparing activities to meet children’s individual needs, liaising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • You will be required to keep development records and observations of the children and offer positive management of children's behaviour. Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records is essential. 
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the nursery and equipment. . 
  • You will be required to undertake supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate preparation of babies’ bottles; laundry duties, participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings. 
  • Attendance of staff meetings . 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some experience of caring for children is desirable
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good communication skills, written & verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Honest, reliable, conscientious, able to work as part of a team as well as use own initiative
  • Good timekeeping and time management
  • Able to motivate self and others
  • Awareness of inclusion and equal opportunities


Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Friendly

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C in Maths and English (or the equivalent level qualification) or above preferred.

Future prospects

Possiblity of progressing to the Advanced Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

All applicants should consider the location of the job and look into whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them.

About the employer

Operates from 4 day nursery settings which provides care from 7am until 6pm, 5 days a week (excluding bank holidays). We have been established since 2004 and have since expanded to four different nursery sites. We provide a safe and caring environment for children from birth to eight years (during the holidays for children over 5 years).


Little Einsteins Day Nursery


Beverley Road



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Training provider

Level 3 in Childcare plus Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Doncaster College


Tracey Butterfield 01302 553752

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Closing date: today