Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Papermoon Nursery

Busy day nursery seeking a hard working apprentice to join the existing team!

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Closing date: 11 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: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you are a driven yet friendly person that aspires to work within the childcare industry then look no further. Caring for children aged from 6 weeks to 4½ years and working alongside a very talented and motivated young team. You will gain a great understanding of all aspects of the running of the nursery.
Duties within the role include:

  • Helping out with activities with the children.
  • Personal care of the children.
  • Setting up activities and clearing them away.
  • Ensuring that the nursery is kept clean and tidy.
  • Helping out at meal times.
  • Greeting parents and children.
  • Ensuring any relevant paperwork is completed.
  • Changing nappies and feeding.
  • Work with children in the nursery, individually and in groups to assist and improve their development.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings relevant to the post.
  • Other general duties as and when required.

This apprenticeship is work based therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and spoken English.

Personal qualities

  • Calm and patient.
  • Friendly and welcoming.
  • Uses initiative but can also takes advice and guidance.
  • Team player.
  • Has a genuine interest in interacting with and developing children.
  • Driven and willingness to learn and take on challenges.
  • A friendly personality.
  • Want the best for the children.

Qualifications required

  • A* - C GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Progression onto an advanced level apprenticeship if funding is available.

About the employer

Our purpose built nursery is situated in the heart of Forest Town close to roads and local amenities. Our highly skilled team of childcare practitioners will ensure your child gets the very best care and education.


Papermoon Nursery


Unit K

Fulmar Close


NG19 0GG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).
  • Personal Learning & Thinking.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths & English (if required).

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by esg


Chloe Gibbard 07590183612

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2017