Intermediate Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship The Milkyway Day Nursery

Busy day nursery seeking hard working apprentice to work alongside the qualified staff, where you'll be working in a privately owned nursery offering full day care from 6-weeks to 12 years.

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Closing date: 09 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

    40 hours (shift pattern tbc)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be participating in the following duties on a daily basis:

  • To work as part of the nursery team to provide high quality care and education for the children
  • To supervise and play with the children
  • To oversee activities which cover all areas of children's development
  • To liase with and support parents and carers
  • Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery e.g preparing snacks and cleaning
  • Ensure good hygeine and cleanliness is maintained at all times
  • To support the team in providing effective planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Ensure all nursery policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To attend in and out of working hours activities e.g staff meetings
  • To work in a professional, efficient and caring manner at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work well in a team but who is also able to use their own initiative and work independently
  • The successful candidate will need to be a confident individual with a caring manner
  • You will be required to work to training deadlines with good time management skills

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be a hardworking individual who has a proactive approach to their work
  • You must be a good communicator
  • You must endeavour to be a good role model to the children
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential
  • A smart appearance is essential
  • Willingness to succeed as a childcare worker

Qualifications required

  • No formal entry requirements are required as full training will be provided
  • However, it is essential that you can demonstrate the ability to achieve Level 1 Application of Number and Communications as this is a compulsary part of the framework
  • GCSE passes in Maths and English Language or equivalent are advantageous as evidence of this will exempt you from sitting the functional skills tests

Future prospects

Possibility of securing a permanent job within the company on completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship framework. Progression onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is a possibility.

About the employer

The Milky Way Day Nursery opened in August 2004. It operates from a converted house off Abbey Lane in the city of Leicester. The children's accommodation is within three group rooms and the facilities also include an enclosed outdoor play area.


The Milkyway Day Nursery



Corporation Road



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Training provider

The successful candidate will need to complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

The framework includes:

  • A QCF Level 2 certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Application of Number & Communications and Paediatric First Aid

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


hayley potter 07525903828

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017