Childcare Assistant Apprenticeship Nursery Rhymes (Leicester) Limited

You will: Provide the children with safe, secure and home-like environment as well as operate a key worker system and liaise with parents, carers and senior staff.

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Closing date: 26 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 - Friday 9-5

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Provide the children with safe, secure and home-like environment.
  • Operate a key worker system and liaise with parents, carers and senior staff.
  • Plan, organise and implement a programme of activities to meet the needs of this age group.
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team.
  • You must have proven organisational skills.
  • You will need to be flexible and creative, with the commitment to provide first class childcare.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping.
  • Using initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and progress.
  • Committed, honest, reliable and willing to learn new skills.
  • Good ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Committed to learning and completing 12 month NVQ(QCF) apprenticeship period.

Personal qualities

  • Polite.
  • Pleasant.
  • Smartly dressed.
  • Honest.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Hardworking and committed.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally A-C grades in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Excellent chance of full time employment after completion of apprenticeship and to develop a career in childcare.

Things to consider

Candidates are advised to check the location of the vacancy prior to application and be able to travel to and from the location setting. Ideally A-C GCSE grades (or equivalent). Fantastic chance for the right learner- great enthusiasm for work, reliable. Good friendly environment. Development of a long term career.

About the employer

At Nursery Rhymes – Leicester your child will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities in a unique family run home, from home to Day Nursery and Pre-school.


Nursery Rhymes (Leicester) Limited


13 Knighton Grange Road



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship:

  • Level 2 Diploma in CYPW (QCF)
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1

Advanced Apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Diploma in EYE (QCF)
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wise Origin


Harris Aslam 07881363147

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017