Nursery Administration Apprentice Caversham Nursery

A Nursery Administration Apprentice is required for an under 5 nursery, to support a nursery manager and team in a day to day admin role. Some duties include: staff rota and weekly registers, photocopying, filing forms and charts for each classroom, answering the telephone, and dealing with enquiries.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    16-17 years old - £5.28 per hour £8,236.80 18-20 years old - £7.49 per hour £11,684.40 21-24 years old - £10.18 per hour £15,880.80 25+ years old - £10.42 per hour £16,255.20

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    30 hours- flexible/variable shift Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm with a one hour non paid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Photocopying and filing forms and charts for each classroom, filing away completed forms and charts
  • Staff rota and weekly registers, answering the phone and dealing with enquires
  • Responding to email enquiries and arranging visits for prospective clients
  • Enrolling new children and planning settling in dates and times
  • Taking notes/ minutes at staff meetings
  • Writing up newsletters for parents, typing and sending out memos to staff if needed
  • Help type up reports for nursery practitioners, type and email IEP’s
  • Post advertise job vacancies, select suitable candidates and arrange interviews
  • Have sound knowledge of OFSTED and Early year’s foundation stage requirement, keep up to date with updates
  • Support managing budget and occupancy for classrooms
  • Build strong parent partnership
  • Develop a database of bank staff to support during staff shortages and arrange cover for staff sickness
  • Manage and document all absences and lateness by having return-to-work interviews
  • To establish and maintain an inventory of all resources available
  • Developing and implementing an age-appropriate program of annual events and activities
  • Have knowledge and understanding of early years settings.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Business Administrator Level 3 Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible progression into other areas of the business ie head of admin, front house manager, finance department etc might be a possibility.
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Good time keeping, Punctual, Good attendance, Respectable, Self-motivated, Learn new skills, Good listening skills, Good verbal communication, Good written communication, Good IT Skills, Excellent Excel skills, Excellent Word skills, Excellent Powerpoint Skills, Excellent Outlook skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

Be able to engage with children to cover nursery staff for a few minutes so that they can use the rest room if needed.

About the employer

Caversham Nursery Caversham Nursery is open 51 weeks a year, from 8am – 6pm. It’s just a five minute walk from Kentish Town tube. As well as being convenient and well-located, it’s a buzzy, happy nursery that goes the extra mile for parents and children alike. It also received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in 2018 It has three large classrooms that take children by age; from three months old to two years; from two-three years old and over-threes in the Pre-school room. However, children can be moved between classes early if staff and parents feel that they are developmentally ready. Outdoor play is unlimited for older children – because the pre-school room has direct access to the nursery’s lovely large garden and children are encouraged to come and go as they please Food is always nutritious and fresh, thanks to the nursery’s on-site chef who makes breakfast, lunch and tea. Nap-times happen when babies and toddlers need them – not at set times.


Caversham Nursery


33-43 Vadniebish House

Caversham Road



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Training provider



Tracey Chaplin


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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