Apprentice Nursery Practitoner E C Roberts Centre

To be a supportive member of staff by providing care and stimulation to the children and encouraging them to achieve their full potential.

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Closing date: 30 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. 9am-5pm. 37.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Act as a member of the staff team of the EC Roberts Centre - attending meetings
  • To respect confidentiality within the nursery
  • To attend training to gain an NVQ Level 2/3 in children and young people workforce
  • To develop a thorough knowledge of all the company's operational policies and procedures, ensuring that they are follows and respected at all times
  • To fully understand the requirements of the early years foundation stage
  • To assist with project planning and implementation and with observation and record keeping of the children
  • To attend staff training, supervision and yearly appraisals
  • To participate in drawing up long term, medium term, and short term planning of activities and experiences

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to maintain a neutral stance and create a non threatening environment
  • Observation and assessment skills
  • Able to relate positively to a wide range of people
  • Able to follow a work plan as an individual and as part of a team
  • Multitasker
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing
  • Energetic 
  • Confident
  • Honest
  • Commitment to personal developement

Qualifications required

Basic ability in Reading and Writing 

Commitment to train to an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

  • GCSE Mathamatics - (A*- C or equivalent)
  • GCSE English - (A*- C or equivalent)

Future prospects

If the apprentice proves successful with his/her duties, the role may be expanded once the apprenticeship is over.

About the employer

The EC Roberts Centre is a unique child focused Charity in Portsmouth with a range of services offering support and assistance to families in addressing their situation of homelessness or dealing with the issues of relationship breakdown.


E C Roberts Centre



Crasswell Street



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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ Level 2/3 in Children and Young People workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates


Sara Warry 02380 010210

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017