The main purpose of the role is to provide a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery; to give support to other personnel within the Nursery and to implement the daily routine in the base room.

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Closing date: 25 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

    40 hours shifts between the hours of 7.30am - 4.30pm and 9.30am - 6.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children.
  • To observe, support and extend children learning.
  • To plan appropriately for children using the EYFS framework.
  • To maintain accurate and effective children’s records.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To demonstrate good practice with regard to special needs and inclusion.
  • To work with the Childcare and Education team to continuously improve quality of childcare and education.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and to understand and follow all Safeguarding Procedures.
  • To ensure that the nutritional needs of the children are met and that Food Safety Regulations are complied with.
  • To work with area SENDCo's, health professionals, local Sure Start programmes as appropriate.
  • To comply with relevant legislation including the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and company policies and procedures at all times.
  • To develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with advisory teachers, schools, area SENDCO's and other agencies that may visit the setting.
  • To learn about current developments in childcare and education policy and practice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Organised  

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Outgoing
  • Kind
  • Approachable
  • Friendly

Qualifications required

Ideally candidates will have GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Advanced Apprenticeship, depending on GCSE's in Maths and English and performance on Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

The nurseries are located in the North West of England, providing outstanding childcare. Currently the Kids Planet Group consists of Kids Planet Day Nurseries and Jeffrey’s Corner. Our plan is to open more nurseries around the North West providing outstanding childcare.




Brook House

Wharf Road


M33 2AF

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Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce. Functional Skills Level 1 Maths, English and ICT are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent has not already been achieved.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555 jonathan.hobson@salfordcc.ac.uk

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017