Apprentice Nursery Assistant

Kiddi Caru At Writtle

To provide the highest level of care and education for children attending the nursery. Whilst you are gaining hands on experience in a high quality childcare setting you will be working towards recognised childcare qualifications.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 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

32 hours per week shift work

Total hours per week: 32.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months and 1 day

Possible start date

12 Jun 2017

Date posted

28 Oct 2015

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Key Responsibilities

Childcare and Education:

Ensuring that the children’s individual needs are identified and met. You will be expected to promote positive relationships between the children and will be expected to develop friendly and professional relationships with parents and carers. 

You will also be expected to be a positive, practical role model for the children, whilst supervising and supporting them at all times.  You will ensure that the children are kept safe and that you fully understand and follow Safeguarding Procedures.

Your duties will be dependant on your level of qualification but they will also include a wide range of interactive tasks, including:

  • Setting up activities for the children
  • Reading stories
  • Playing games
  • Helping at meal times
  • Assisting with nappy changing and toileting and any other duties as necessary
  • Joining in with play and creative activities, as this will be an important part of the role.

You will also help to ensure that practice and provision in the nursery meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Health and Safety:

You will adhere to all health and safety policy and procedures and be fully aware of all emergency and security procedures.

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive or restrictive, changes and other duties relevant to this post may be added.  This job description may be reviewed in the future.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • With support, the individual needs of children are identified and met.
  • With support, equality of access and opportunity is given to all staff, parents and children.
  • Company policies, procedures and operational practices are adhered to at all times.
  • Positive working relationships with children, staff, parents and carers

Personal qualities

  • Caring
  • Passionate
  • Hard worker
  • Friendly and Approachable

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A-C in English and Maths (or equivalent)

Things to consider

This role could also be a Level 3 Apprenticeship depending on the Skill Set of the successful candidate.

A DBS check may also be required.

About the employer

Kiddi Caru Day Nursery is located in the heart of Writtle Village, close to central Chelmsford with easy access from the A414 and A12. We are extremely proud to be judged an ‘OUTSTANDING’ nursery for the second time running and it’s not hard to see why. Every room is bright and homely, with each having access to a huge natural outdoor play area, providing lots of opportunities for exploration through the use of our natural willow arch, mud kitchens, music and story areas.


Kiddi Caru At Writtle


14 Fox Burrows Lane




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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT if required
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Fiona Byford-Smith

Other information

From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is £3.30 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2017