Apprentice Nursery Assistant Kids R Us

Kids R Us based in Leytonstone E11 are looking for apprentice nursery assistants to join them to study Level 2 Childcare (or Level 3 if already Level 2 qualified).

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Closing date: 10 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

    Up to 40 hours, Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


Day to day duties will include setting up and carrying out activities for the children, observing children and updating the children's developmental records. Also carrying out general hygiene and cleaning duties, and following the nursery policies and procedures at all times to ensure the safety of all children and staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Experience of working in a childcare setting.
  • A good level of written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills are essential.

Personal qualities


  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Committed 
  • Passionate about working with children 


Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) Maths and English grades A-C preferred

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce, you may be offered the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma for children's learning and development Early Years Educator (EYE).

Things to consider

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY : • This role requires you to be physically active working with children for the majority of your day. You will need to speak to parents and other staff. You will have to fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will you be required to take children out of the setting when necessary. • You will be required to meet with Smart Training in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. • Interviews will be carried out before the closing date and a start date will be arranged as soon as possible. • A DBS check will be required. 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. • The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training

About the employer

Kids R US based in Leytonstone E11 are looking for Level 2 (or Level 3 if already qualified) candidates to join them, o study their next level of apprenticeship in childcare, as apprentice nursery assistants.


Kids R Us


High Road Leytonstone


E11 1HR

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Training provider

A Nursery Nurse will be employed for up to 40 hours per week. Your employer will appoint a work based mentor to support you and you will get a dedicated training manager from Smart Training.

On completion of your training you will be awarded a Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce, Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in Maths and English and an Employment, Rights and Responsibilities qualification.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training


Jane Minney

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017