Nursery Assistant Apprentice Tiny Talkers Day Nurseries Limited

Tiny Talkers Day Nursery are looking for a Nursery Assistant Apprentice to complete their childcare qualifications and support existing staff within the setting.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday-Friday - Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Nursery Assistant, your duties will include the following:

  • Assisting qualified staff with day to day care and learning of children.
  • Keeping a high standard of cleanliness within the nursery.
  • Learning about the children's development and using this knowledge in day to day practice.
  • Assisting with setting up activities for the children.
  • Assisting with meal times and sleeping times.
  • Liaising with  parents/carers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Reliable, punctual, patient and trustworthy.
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children, an interest in the care, learning and development of young children.
  • Diligent who takes pride in their work.
  • Key attention to detail, good organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Hard-working with a willingness to train.
  • Good team player that shows initiative and a good level of common sense.
  • Career driven.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual.
  • Hardworking.
  • Patient.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Honest.
  • Organised.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above are essential (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The successful applicant would be able to progress onto Level 3 early years qualification upon completion of the Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

The role is full-time, working Monday to Friday however, you must be flexible, as there will be some early starts and late finishes. The nursery is open 7.30am – 6.30pm.

About the employer

We are small, friendly nursery, providing the highest standards of care in a home-from-home environment.


Tiny Talkers Day Nurseries Limited


9 Musters Road

West Bridgford



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Training provider

  • Full Apprenticeship Training Level 2 and then Level 3, will be provided by ESG.
  • All training done on site at work, no day release.
  • You will also be working towards a technical certificate, ERR (employer rights and responsibilities and functional skills in Maths, English and ICT, if not already achieved.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by esg



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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017