Intermediate Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship. Early learners Nursery school

A busy day nursery is seeking a hard working apprentice to work alongside the existing staff.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 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

    37.5 hours Mon-Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Nursery setting provides childcare facilities for children aged 0 years to 6 years. Sometimes providing for school children (before and after school club)

Setting is well established in the local area.

Daily duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Cleaning, nappy changing
  • Activity planning
  • Completing development records for children
  • Feeding time and other care routines
  • Supervising play times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The right person needs to be flexible, hard working,a good communicator, able to use own initiative and work as part of a team.
  • You need to have a passion to want to work with children and find it easy to interact with them.

Personal qualities

  • The right person needs to have a kind and caring nature and be very patient with the children.
  • You will need to have a passion to want to work with children and understand that working in a nursery can be long working hours

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • Basic numeracy and Literacy
  • If you are looking to go onto your Level 3 afterwards you will NEED GCSE grades A*-C in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Progression onto an advanced apprenticeship if funding is available.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Early Learners' Nursery School is a new progressive independent day nursery founded on the pioneering work of its managing director, Lucy Fernandez.


Early learners Nursery school


Uppingham Road



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Training provider

  • All training will be delivered at the setting alongside the working week.
  • No college days are required.
  • You will work towards an intermediate level in child care and complete functional skills in numeracy and literacy if applicable.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


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


Chloe Gibbard

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017