Apprentice Nursery Assistant - Level 3 Cricket Montessori School (lower Rd)

Reach4Skills have a vacancy for an Early Years Apprentice to study Level 3 Early Years qualification. A strong passion for working with children is an absolute must with some childcare experience preferred.

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Closing date: 21 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

    30 Hours per week. Term time only. Total hours per week: 30.00

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A job working with children is primarily a fun one. You will be helping children learn through play and you could be organising group activities or working with a child on a one-to-one basis. 

Working with children provides constant challenges, personally and professionally. You could be planning a curriculum, a day trip or working with parents – the job will vary from day to day. 

The role will include:

  • Undertaking training to obtain recognised qualifications, including completing assignments on time.
  • To attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Under supervision to provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of children.
  • To provide adult interaction with children in the setting.
  • To be aware of the settings confidentiality policy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Punctuality.
  • Patience.
  • Reliability.
  • Trustworthiness.
  • Able to work in small teams.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm for working with children.
  • An interest in the care, learning and development of young children.
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths & English language or equivalents are preffered but not essential.
  • Some experience working with children would be ideal.
  • A positive approach to completing relevant short courses and qualifications.
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health and safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace.

Future prospects

There is plenty of career progression offered in the job. You could also climb the career ladder by gaining higher qualifications and become a supervisor or deputy leader.

About the employer

At the Cricket Nursery, Welsh Congregational Church, Lower Road, Harrow your children's needs are well catered for with the aid of carefully chosen Montessori equipment and EYFS framework. The Montessori method is an indirect teaching method because it neither imposes on the child nor does it abandon him or her in total free play. Instead it provides a carefully planned and structured environment in which children can grow and learn in a natural way with the best possible opportunities for reaching their potential. Using the EYFS framework gudelines provides an introduction to such subject areas as geography, French, science, mathematics, reading and writing. Girls and boys will be admitted to the Cricket Nursery between the ages of 2 and 5 years.


Cricket Montessori School (lower Rd)


Harrow Welsh Church

Lower Road



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Training provider

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship 

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Practitioners enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years. 

The training is delivered via a blended learning approach 
including on-line assessments, practical observations and workshops.

The training is work-based with no day release to college. An Assessor is allocated to each learner and will visit you at the setting. In addition to the Assessor the Apprentice will have access to a mentor based at the nursery setting. Candidates will need to have access to a computer and internet connection as an on-line portfolio is used for training and assessment. 

During the initial stages of the Apprenticeship a skills scan will be completed for Maths, English and ICT to assess current working levels and areas which require improvement. 

Continued learning and assessment will result in the creation of a comprehensive portfolio consisting of observations, discussion reports and statements. The Assessor will work with, and guide the Apprentice through this learning journey. 

Along with the Assessor observations, the Apprentice will be required to regularly complete independent on-line work and submit it for marking. At any point during the Apprenticeship the Apprentice will be able to view their progress and see the percentage of work completed/outstanding. 

Throughout the training, each portfolio will be quality checked to ensure consistency of marking. This is necessary to keep the standards and quality of the training at the highest level. 

At the end of the qualification the Apprentice will be issued with a certificate. There will also be the opportunity to discuss possible progression routes.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by REACH4SKILLS TRAINING LTD


Joe Pendlebury 0333 577 1531

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2017