Nursery Nurse Assistant Apprenticeship Watermead Nursery

Watermead Day Nursery are looking for a hardworking Apprentice to complete their qualifications and support existing staff within the setting.

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Closing date: 28 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

    39 Hours (Monday-Friday)

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To work as part of the nursery team to provide high quality care and education for the children
  • To supervise and play with the children
  • To oversee activities which cover all areas of children’s development
  • To liaise with and support parents and carers Undertake certain domestic jobs within the nursery e.g. preparing snacks and cleaning
  • Ensure good hygiene and cleanliness is maintained at all times
  • To support the team in providing effective planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage Ensure all nursery policies and procedures are adhered to
  • To attend in and out of working hours activities e.g. staff meetings To work in a professional, efficient and caring manner at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work well in a team but who is also able to use their own initiative and work independently. The successful candidate will need to be a confident individual with a caring manner You will be required to work to training deadlines with good time management skills.

Personal qualities

You will be an outgoing, friendly and caring individual who is capable of working as part of a team. You will be required to follow strict health and safety guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children.

Qualifications required

A-C in Maths and English or equivalent are desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

Possibility of progression onto the level 3 if funding is available.

Things to consider

Within this nursery the shift patterns will vary therefore this needs to be an easy location for you to get to with bus routes which run early and frequently.

About the employer

Each area of the nursery is under the supervision of a qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse who is responsible for the routine and needs of the children. The Manager ensures our high standards, and the quality of care and education that we expect in our nursery, are maintained.


Watermead Nursery


2 Watermead Lane


LE11 3TN

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Training provider

This is a fully work based learning apprenticeship therefore no college days are required. An Interserve qualified assessor will visit the setting once a month to meet with the successful candidate to complete observations, Dictaphone discussions and question and answer sessions. The successful candidate will work towards to children and young people’s workforce level 2 qualification and functional skills when applicable.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Interserve Learning & Employment


Chloe Gibbard

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017