This vacancy is for an apprentice to study childcare and education. This is a training position to learn the job of a nursery nurse.

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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

    Working either 8am - 5pm or 9am - 6pm, 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include:

  • The apprentice will be based in one of the age groups in the nursery and will be appointed an experienced member of staff to mentor and support them.
  • The apprentice will have the opportunity to carry out all the normal jobs of a nursery worker under supervision.
  • They will be involved in play and care activities and will have opportunity to carry out observations on children which will be reviewed by senior members of staff.
  • The apprentice will have the opportunity to attend in-house training alongside members of staff.
  • The Apprentice may be included in ratios for short periods from time to time at the Manager’s discretion but will not generally be required in ratio.
  • The Apprentice will be required to take part in the daily running of the setting and will setup/put away activities and participate in the development of the children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passionate about working with children.
  • Interest in a career working with children.
  • Ability to be playful with children.
  • Basic ICT skills would be an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Pleasant, friendly and approachable.
  • Good team-worker.
  • Good appearance and presentation.

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent in English and Math's is preferable.

Future prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship suitable candidates will be offered permanent positions if available.

About the employer

Sycamore House Day Nursery is part of the All About Children nursery group. All About Children own 9 nurseries across the UK and are committed to excelled childcare and education.




Hadham Road

Bishop's Stortford

CM23 2QS

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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in childcare, playwork, supporting teaching and learning and Business administration.

Our online teaching and learning platform, the Laser, provides all your learning materials, and e-portfolio and also acts as a communication system between you and your assessor. The Laser is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has won awards for its innovation. It means learners no longer need to take time out to go to college but can get an even better learning experience by combining the best of online learning with workplace experience.

The Laser provides learning resources in the forms of filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and reading.

You will be assigned to an assessor for the duration of your course. Your assessor will guide you, set your work, mark all your work and help you with anything you need.

As part of your training you will cover ERR unit, Technical certificate and functional skills in Maths, English and ICT- if required. You will achieve either a level 2 or 3 qualification in childcare.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Sarah Harden

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017