Apprentice Nursery Nurse Headstart Nursery

Join the team to help with daily tasks within the nursery and make the first years for the children the best they can be.

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Closing date: 27 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

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Crossharbour Montessori Nursery and compliance with the Children Act, Health and Safety legislation and within the guidelines of Ofsted/CSIW and the National Standards. Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the nursery.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • The planning and preparation of activities, to meet children's individual needs, liaising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the nursery.
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Keeping of development records and observations.
  • Positive management of children's behaviour.
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
  • Supervision and effective mentoring of Nursery Assistants and Students.
  • Providing a good role model for Nursery Assistants and Students and helping new staff to fit into the nursery.
  • Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and, where appropriate, preparation of babies' bottles.
  • Laundry duties.
  • Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Assistant Manager and Manager.
  • Participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Deputy Nursery Manager, and  Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to multitask 
  • Productive
  • Good social skills

Personal qualities

  • Organised
  • Focused
  • Hard working

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English grade C or above.

Future prospects

If the apprentice proves themselves with their duties, the role may became expanded once the apprenticeship is over.

About the employer

At Headstart Day Nursery, our aim is to encourage and assist the development of the children in our care, to become capable, confident and valued individuals. The management team at Headstart Nursery fully appreciates the challenges of modern day parenting and the importance of early childhood education. Indeed, it has been widely reported that children learn more rapidly in the first seven years of their life than at any other time and that parents play a vitally important part in this process.


Headstart Nursery


23 Castalia Square


E14 3NG

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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ in Childcare
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017