Apprentice Nursery Assistant Sunninghill Day Nursery

We are looking for an apprentice to join our fantastic team and learn from our experienced staff how to look after children and develop their learning and development.

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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

    Monday to Friday shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice you will work with children aged 3 months to 5 years over a 12 month period. You will be shown how to make sure the setting is safe for when the children arrive, follow the daily planning to ensure correct activities are carried out. Help with toileting needs snack time, lunch and tea. Indoor play and outdoor play, messy play and numeracy and literacy.


We will teach you about EYFS which is the curriculum for early year’s children; we will fully support your learning and development and give you 3 hours each a week to complete your course work for your childcare qualification.


This is a perfect opportunity to get into the childcare sector, gain a childcare qualification and earn a wage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good Communication Skills

Excellent attitude to learning

Personal qualities

Team Player

Wiliness to learn

Qualifications required

Good standard of Math’s and English

Future prospects

A full time role may be available one the apprenticeship has been completed

About the employer

We are a leading provider of exceptional childcare in the Thames Valley area caring for children aged from newborn to 5 years old. Our first nursery opened in Cookham in 1991 and since then we have opened in Burnham, Flackwell Heath (2), Henley on Thames, Sunninghill and Windsor. We are proud to be a family owned and family managed company, small enough to care personally about our children and staff, large enough to provide the necessary safeguards and systems that today's nurseries must employ.


Sunninghill Day Nursery


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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in childcare, playwork ,supporting teaching and learning and Business administration.
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. At the end of your training you will achieve a diploma in Early Years that is a recognised qualification in the childcare sector.
As part of your training you will cover ERR unit, Technical certificate and functional skills in Maths English and ICT. You will gain a childcare qualification at either level 2 or 3.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


claudia Worthington 01753 596004

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017