Apprentice Childcare Assistant Little Sunflowers Day Nursery

Little Sunflowers based in Beckenham near Elmers End are currently looking to take on an apprentice to join the team. As this is an apprenticeship opportunity you will learn the skills of working in a nursery. You will work four days a week in the setting and one days training towards your qualification. As part of your apprenticeship you will:

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Closing date: 31 Aug 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 to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Little Sunflowers Nursery remains a family run and owned business with Jacqui still onsite everyday along with her son and daughter who are also onsite full time.

As the Nursery is growing Jaqui is now looking to take on apprentices to join the team. As this is an apprenticeship opportunity you will be working in the nursery setting and working alongside the nursery staff. 

As part of your Apprenticeship:

  • You will be there for the children during parent pick up and drop off times 
  • To assist the children when needed during meal times
  • To make sure that the nursery is clean and tidy at all times
  • To ensure that you are a good role model for the children 
  • To help team members when needed 
  • To be a good time keeper 
  • To work well as part of a team 
  • To use your own initiative

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To work well as part of a team 
  • To use your own initiative 
  • To be well organised 
  • To have a desire to work in the childcare sector 
  • To have a"can do" attitude 
  • To be a good time keeper 

Personal qualities

  • To be a good time keeper
  • To work well as part of a team
  • To be a good role model 
  • To be able to use your own initiative
  • To be well organised 
  • To be able to work well under pressure 
  • To be hardworking 

Qualifications required

To have GCSE grades C and above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

To gain a level 2 childcare qualification and to be able to work towards a Childcare level 3 qualification.

About the employer

Little Sunflowers Nursery are based in Beckenham, close to Elmer's End train/tram station. Little Sunflowers is one BIG family, all of the children are cared in our purpose built nursery. The nursery cares for children aged 3 months to 4 years old including preschool sessions, they also have a Breakfast and After school club for children from Reception to Year 6 and a holiday club for all half term breaks.


Little Sunflowers Day Nursery


Shirley Crescent



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Training provider

The training that will be provided will be by JACE Training and you will be working towards a Level 2 Childcare Qualification. 

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

JACE Training Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Jace Training & Assessment


Katie Bone

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017