Administrative Assistant Apprentice Sunrise Nursery

We are excited to offer an opportunity for an Administrative Assistant Apprentice to join our team and start your journey to develop valuable administrative skills while supporting the operation of our nursery. You will receive hands-on training to ensure your success in providing essential administrative support to our nursery staff and customers.

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Manage general correspondence and be the main point of contact for parents regarding admissions etc. and other external enquiries.
  • Supporting the registration paperwork relating to new starters at the nursery and reservations.
  • Alongside the Nursery Manager, help ensure that Sunrise meets its obligations in relation to health & safety, equal opportunities, diversity and discrimination and other relevant statutory obligations.
  • Monitor and maintain insurance policies.
  • Alongside the Nursery Manager, initiate cost-saving/cutting arrangements, negotiate purchasing contracts ensuring where possible ordering nursery supplies at minimal cost.
  • Maintaining family and account records on the nursery computer programme which training will be provided.
  • Review of the monthly Suggested Fee Report. Raise any concerns with the Nursery Manager.
  • Collection of fees including the administration of Childcare vouchers, pursuing outstanding fees and resolving any account queries.
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential staff, children, and parent’s records.
  • Generating reports to appropriate and approved by Nursery Manager.
  • Preparing monthly payroll spreadsheet. Ensure that this is authorised by the Nursery Manager/Deputy before forwarding to the Accountant.
  • Liaising with Nursery Manager with general employee administration.
  • General computer use, accurate use of Microsoft Office Application.
  • Working with Nursery Software-Baby’s Days.
  • Keeping petty cash records.
  • Welcoming parents, children and visitors and tour of the setting.
  • Communicating pleasantly and effectively in person, in writing and on the telephone.
  • Keeping the office tidy.
  • Working closely with the Nursery Manager/ Deputy.
  • General office duties.
  • Any other duties requested by the Nursery Manager/ Deputy.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if needed)
  • Training at our Ponders End centre, method of delivery to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If the applicant is successful they can go into further training or employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Sunrise Nursery is a privately owned nursery established in May 2011. We provide quality day care for babies 3 months - 5 year olds.. Sunrise Nursery values, respects and supports each child according to their needs. Our aim is to provide good, warm and caring relationships between adult and children to support the growth and development of each child irrespective of their colour, background or religion. Family approach: Our nursery has a strong value to the family approach setting; we seek to ensure that we build a strong relationship with both the parents and children Our nursery uses the Early Years Foundation Stage to plan age appropriate activities for the children to meet the children's needs and interests. These activities are a variation of adult led and child interest emerging from spontaneity. We encourage active learning and ensure that their experience in their first steps of learning is positive through activities and play. We encourage children to learn at their own pace by supporting their needs. Sunrise Nursery uses the key person approach. Each child is assigned as key person who builds a secure based relationship with the child and their family. Their role is to help ensure that every child's care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting . Parents are the primary educators of their children; we work with the parents to ensure a holistic approach to the learning and development of the children in our care. We aim to make sure that the children reach their full potential during their time in the nursery and home.


Sunrise Nursery




N9 9EQ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sabreena Valydon

07495 464797

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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