Nursery Assistant Apprentice Thames Tiddlers

To provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social, and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery. To give support to other personnel within the Nursery. To implement the daily routine in the base room.

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Closing date: 23 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

    Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  1. Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
  2. To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children.
  3. Work with parents of special needs children to give full integration in the Nursery.
  4. Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  5. Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  6. To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, summer fayre, Christmas party, etc.
  7. To be flexible within working practices of nursery. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  8. Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the project is fulfilled.
  9. Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensure the manager has initialled the report before the parent receives it.
  10. Look upon the nursery as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children.
  11. Ensure child is collected by someone known to nursery.
  12. To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  13. To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker.
  14. Specific Child Care Tasks:
    1. The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child’s stage of development
    2. To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing.
    3. Washing and changing children as required.
    4. Providing comfort and warmth to a poorly child.
  15. To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development.
  16. To be aware of the high profile of the nursery and to upheld it’s standards at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Aware of your surroundings
  • Ability to multitask

Personal qualities

  • Organised 
  • Driven 
  • Hard working

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths grade C or above.

Future prospects

If the apprentice proves themselves with their duties, the role may became expanded once the apprenticeship is over.

About the employer

Thames Tiddlers Nursery is a private day nursery, owned and managed as a family run business. The managers Danni and Claire have been providing childcare for children since 1997. Danni and Claire have lived and worked in the local area which has given them an in depth understanding of the needs within the community.


Thames Tiddlers


Red Lion Lane


SE18 4LD

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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017