Apprentice Nursery Practitioner SEESAWS DAY NURSERIES LIMITED

Urgent Vacancy! Apprentice Nursery Practitioner required for Seesaws Day Nursery, a leading private nursery who have various branches in Birmingham/West Midlands. Excellent opportunity to earn, learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification in Children and Young People Level 2 for 12 months.

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Closing date: 27 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

    35 hour shift between 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Apprentice Nursery nurse required for Seesaw, a leading private day nursery with successful branches in Birmingham/West Midlands.

Excellent opportunity to earn, learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification in Childcare Level 2 for 12 months.

Duties will include:

  • Promoting high standards of childcare for the successful achievement of the intellectual, emotional and social development of each child.
  • Assisting individual needs in order to optimise progress and development.
  • Carrying out effective and thorough daily programmes drawn up for each age related activity.
  • Ensuring rooms, toys and equipment are kept clean and in a safe condition and any maintenance needs or equipment breakages are reported.
  • As a part of commitment to safety and hygiene of the children, ensure room is cleaned thoroughly each week, including disinfecting walls and paintwork once a month.
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are compiled with.
  • Any other related duties to support nursery requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Adaptable
  • Organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Cope well under pressure
  • Team player
  • Work well on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Passion to work with children
  • Caring nature
  • Enthusiasm
  • Patience 
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

Possible opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship/employment.

Things to consider

Please do not contact this employer; you must be eligible for the qualification first with the training provider, Gordon Franks Training, who will conduct the first interview (apply online or see the ‘contact details’ section). Once successful, your details will then be forwarded to the employer, for you to be considered for this vacancy. • Please research the employer and Gordon Franks Training. • From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Seesaws Day Nursery Limited is a successful West Midlands based nursery that has received a good grade from OFSTED. They have various branches in the Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton area. They provide excellent childcare to all children that support their social, emotion, social and intellectual development.





Chester Road

Sutton Coldfield

B73 5HY

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Training provider

  • Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2 qualification
  • Full training provided at employer site
  • Choice of online or paper-based portfolio
  • Regular Assessor Visits, Observations and Reviews
  • Witness Testimonies from Employer
  • Exams/Assessments
  • Technical Certificate (industry knowledge)
  • Workshops held at the Gordon Franks Training centre

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gordon Franks


Shakera Rahman 0121 333 3001

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017