Nursery Assistant Apprentice Silk's Farm Nursery School

To assist with the planning, preparation and implementation of a programme of activities to meet the developmental needs of the children in our care.

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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

    Maximum of 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To assist with the planning, preparation and implementation of a programme of activities to meet the developmental needs of the children in our care.
  • To observe each child’s progress, recognise the differences between individual children and adapt practice accordingly.
  • To supervise children closely at all times and to work to the highest standards of cleanliness at all times.
  • To be alert to the signs of any possible safeguarding issues, and be aware of the nursery’s responsibility in this regard.
  • To be proactive about informing parents/guardians about their child’s progress and about the activities they have taken part in during the day.
  • To undertake a shared responsibility for ensuring that the nursery environment is safe and secure.
  • To be a flexible and reliable team player and undertake any duties required by the Nursery Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Good Interaction with children and their parents
• Reliable
• Good communicator
• Be able to take instructions and carry out tasks to the very best of their ability.
• Team player
• Good time keeper

Personal qualities

• Calm
• Good communicator
• Approachable
• Good listener
• Organised
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Sense of humour

Qualifications required

English and Math's GCSE 

Future prospects

Support from the nursery team to enable progression through a recognised qualification.

Possibility of full or part time employment once qualification is achieved

Things to consider

Due to the location of the nursery and poor transport links, own transport may be beneficial.

About the employer

We are a large, ‘Good’ busy day nursery providing care and education for up to 95 children aged 0 – 5 years each day.
We provide a fully organic menu. We are very proud of the reputation that we have built up in the local area and we have a very dedicated staff team who work hard to provide the highest standard of care and education.


Silk's Farm Nursery School


St. Ives Road



PE28 3ET

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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in childcare, playwork and supporting teaching and learning.
Our online teaching and learning platform, the Laser, provides all your learning materials, and e-portfolio and also acts as a communication system between you and your assessor. The Laser is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has won awards for its innovation. It means learners no longer need to take time out to go to college but can get an even better learning experience by combining the best of online learning with workplace experience.

The Laser provides learning resources in the forms of filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and reading.

You will be assigned to an assessor for the duration of your course. Your assessor will guide you, set your work, mark all your work and help you with anything you need.

Our qualifications are all accredited by CACHE.

Level 2/3 in Childcare, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills if necessary.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Sarah A Harden 01753 313460

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017