Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Nightingale Nursery

This employer is looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are keen to establish a challenging but highly rewarding career in the childcare sector, working in a supportive environment. If you want to be part of a cheerful, nurturing environment that offers genuine opportunities for development then we want to hear from you!

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 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 £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 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

•Monday-Friday •Hours either- 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm

Total hours per week: 35.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Mar 2017

Date posted

11 Nov 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Duties will include:

  • Helping to set up activities for the children.
  • Supporting children to engage in activities and participate with others.
  • Supporting children at meal times and assisting with eating and drinking.
  • Getting involved in creative and messy play with the children.
  • Helping children to sing, read, count and join in with imaginative play.
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times.
  • Helping to plan activities and games.
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished.
  • Any other duties requested by the manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must have excellent communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Have the ability to relate to and engage with children in a way they understand.
  • You should also be confident and reliable for this role.

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs A-C (or equivalent) in Maths and English would be an advantage.

Future prospects

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team, there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

About the employer

The business is well established in their area and currently provides care to a number of children from a variety of areas and backgrounds in a fun and nurturing background.


Nightingale Nursery


545 Tamworth Road

Long Eaton


NG10 3FB

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children’s & Young Peoples Workforce.
  • Functional skills maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CT Skills


Ross Braker 01159599544

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2017