Apprentice Nursery Assistant Didsbury Village Day Nursery And Holiday Club

Didsbury Village Day Nursery are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in working with children to work as part of a team to deliver high standards of childcare & education to our children in line with every child matters and early years foundation stage.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday on a shift basis

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

To work as part of a team to deliver high standards of childcare & education to our children in line with every child matters and early years foundation stage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work to defined standards in the delivery of childcare and education
  • To liaise with colleagues and managers to ensure effective communication with parents
  • To work in a safe and healthy way including maintaining standards of hygiene
  • To contribute to the development

Main Tasks:

  • To follow all OFSTED requirements showing knowledge and due commitment to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • To follow established nursery policies and procedures
  • To welcome children & parents into the nursery
  • To contribute to the development, education and well-being of our children
  • To take parents views into account in the delivery of childcare
  • To communicate relevant information about a child to parents in line with procedures
  • To contribute to the delivery of activities suitable to the children’s ages & development
  • To ensure the toys and other nursery equipment are clean & maintained showing due awareness of risk assessment
  • To attend & participate in staff meetings and training as required
  • To demonstrate commitment to children, their parents, the staff team and the manager
  • To understand children’s needs and behaviour

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Health & Safety policies, procedures and legislation
  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • All nursery policies & procedures including Behaviour Management, Equal Opportunities, Special Educational Needs, Children’s Safeguarding (including British Values & Prevent Duty), Confidentiality and Mobile Phone and Social Networking policies
  • National standards and frameworks

Personal qualities

  • Present a positive professional image of self and Didsbury Village Day Nursery including personal appearance, punctuality, honesty and reliability etc.
  • Display kindness, responsiveness and patience towards the children and enjoy their company
  • To develop warm relationships with the children and their parents
  • Willingness to be responsive and flexible towards the needs of the nursery, the children & their parents
  • Ability to accept feedback and a willingness to learn/develop own skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Display assertiveness and persistence by reacting positively to set-backs
  • Work as part of a team by showing respect, support and consideration for the views and actions of colleagues and others
  • Take a personal pride in achievements and give recognition to others for their part
  • Acting with integrity and in line with the values of

Qualifications required

Must have GCSE grades A-C in Maths & English or equivalent

Future prospects

Level 3 diploma Children and young people’s workforce or Early years educator.

Things to consider

Reality Check: Please note - should this position receive a large amount of applications the job advert will close early. We advise that you apply for this position early to avoid disappointment. As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our FutureSkills Dakota Avenue, South Langworthy Road, Salford M50 2PU. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration. 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. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Didsbury Village Day Nursery was established in 1995 by Sheila and Richard Seed. After 17 years of experience teaching early years age groups in schools as a B.Ed. professional, Sheila was not satisfied with the quality of childcare available in the area and so set out to create a nursery with standards so high that she herself would be happy to leave her own child there. This is the underlying principle upon which the nursery was built and has remained. The nursery's standards have remained consistently high and achieved the highest possible Ofsted grades across all areas of assessment and the highest NDNA Quality Assurance level attainable, which are rare accolades. Genuine childcare of the highest quality has always been at our core, and word-of-mouth reputation has always ensured that over the years, not only has the nursery cared for many children from the local area, but also resulted in parents wanting to bring their children here from much further afield. Despite the nursery's ongoing success, we have chosen to remain small, rather than develop into a chain, in order to maintain the quality care and personal relationships that help to define us. Please read Our Philosophy for more information about what is important to us as childcare providers.


Didsbury Village Day Nursery And Holiday Club


1 Moorland Road


M20 6BB

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Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve a Level 2 qualification in Children and Young People's Workforce.

The majority of your training will be in the workplace, where you will be visited by an assessor every 4-6 weeks. 

However, you may also be required to attend Salford City College for additional Functional Skills classes. 

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 01616315555

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017