Apprentice Nursery Assistant Castle Lane Day Nursery

Castle Lane Day Nursery is a delightful day nursery, with an excellent team providing an exceptional level of care to their charges. They are offering the opportunity for a focused individual to join their staff as a Level 2 Early Years Educator Apprentice.

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Closing date: 02 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 Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.05

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work as part of a team providing a high standard of care and education, in line with Ofsted requirements, to children attending the nursery. To care for children, by ensuring they feel special and are well looked after, in a happy stimulating environment, which is safe and secure.

Duties will include:

  • Having a sound understanding of a child’s developmental needs and ensuring that these are met.
  • Assisting with planning and implementing a wide range of activities that will encourage the child’s all round development, in a group and individual basis.
  • Following planned activities and routines.
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene and encouraging children to do the same.
  • Ensuring children are given the highest level of care at all times.
  • Ensuring that the unit is run in line with the company’s Health & Safety Policy at all times.
  • Pro-actively involving children in group sessions.
  • Maintaining good two way relationships with parents; giving verbal feedback, encouraging parental involvement, maintain a positive attitude.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Love of children.
  • Self motivation.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Approachable and positive.

Qualifications required

  • No qualifications required, however Maths and English at GCSE (or equivalent) are beneficial 

Future prospects

Definite progression in the company.

About the employer

Based in Market Harborough, they pride themselves in offering the highest standard of childcare, through giving each individual child the opportunity to develop their own personality and in turn, gain confidence in preparation for their school years. Their After School and Holiday Club offer all children up to the age of 12 home from home environment so they can have lots of fun after school, while safe and well cared for by trained and experienced staff.


Castle Lane Day Nursery



Great Bowden Road

Market Harborough

LE16 7DE

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce.
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT.
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CT Skills


Ross Braker 07827289144

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017