Apprentice Kitchen Assistant Alphabet House Day Nursery Ltd

As the Nursery Assistant Apprentice you will provide practical support to staff across the Nursery with the day to day running of the Nursery. You will be responsible to the Nursery Manager and your Room Coordinator.

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Closing date: 21 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

    40 hours per week Mon-Fri

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Daily duties will include:


  • Assisting the preparation of food under the guidance of the Nursery cook.
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times in accordance with routine cleaning schedules.
  • Assisting in baking activities with the nursery children during meal times.
  • Assisting in the supervision of nursery children in meal times.
  • Assisting in the monitoring of stock levels and the preparation of weekly stock orders.
  • Carrying out any other duties required by the nursery cook/ Nursery Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Enthusiasm for the role - a can do attitude 
  • Some experience with children preferred

Personal qualities

  • Able to work as part of a team 
  • A good communicator, able to quickly build relationships committed, enthusiastic, reliable and cheerful.

Qualifications required

Maths & English grade C or above at GCSE level or equivalent.

Future prospects

Successful apprentices may have the opportunity to continue to develop their career, gaining experience and training with Alphabet House. Each of our 4 Nurseries has a kitchen.

Things to consider

Working in a nursery kitchen can be very stressful. This is a physically demanding role. There are time pressures, a large number of regulations to comply with and hungry children who wait for no one! 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.

About the employer

Alphabet House Day Nurseries is one of the region's leading independent providers of high quality childcare with many years' experience in providing a safe, stimulating and happy environment for children aged between six weeks and five years. 


Alphabet House Day Nursery Ltd


Mansfield Road



NG22 8HL

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ certificate in Food preparation & Cooking
  • Functional skills Maths and English if required 

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Unlimited


Adam Black 0115 9338314

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2017