Apprentice Nursery Assistant Catherine House Day Nursery Schools

Catherine House nursery in Brockley SE4 are looking for apprentices to join them to study Level 2 Childcare or Level 3 Childcare.

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Closing date: 07 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 6.30 pm, shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Apprentice Nursery Nurse will be required to complete the following duties:


  • Set up and carry out activities for the children
  • Observe the children and complete relevant paperwork to a high standard
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the setting at all times to ensure the health and safety of the staff and children
  • Assist with general hygiene and cleaning duties
  • Assist during meal times
  • Communicate with other staff members and parents on a daily basis

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal applicant will have experience working in a childcare setting.
A good level of written and spoken English, and good communication skills are essential.

Personal qualities

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


Qualifications required

   GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English all grades


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 Advanced Diploma.

Things to consider

• This role requires you to be on your feet 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 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 arranged as soon as possible. • A DBS check will be required. • Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). 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

This nursery aims are to fully develop a child's potential whilst giving parents confidence that their child is being well looked after in a 'safe and secure' environment by a team of fully trained staff and assistants, who are competent, and who care.


Catherine House Day Nursery Schools


71 Tressillian Road



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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 & 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 & 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

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2017