Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Tinies

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a Nursery located in a Health Club. Daily activities include swimming, tennis and gymnastics. Join our friendly team and kick start your career in childcare!

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Closing date: 26 Sep 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

    Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm, 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative for getting things done
  • Supporting all staff including learners, demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations
  • Work in partnership with parents/ carers and other professionals
  • Ensuring time is always made available to meet with parents if necessary
  • Create the right environment to offer a unique experience for our parents and children
  • Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play
  • Practice positive behaviour management techniques
  • Meeting the individual dietary, health, comfort and care needs of each individual child
  • Have a child centred approach, ensuring the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children and their interests.
  • Support the maintenance of accurate and effective children’s records and contribute to progress checks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Good communication and observation/listening skills with people with specific communication difficulties 
  • Desire to develop skills and knowledge.

Personal qualities

  • Good Time Keeping
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • A "Can Do" Attitude

Qualifications required

  • Good standard of general education to GCSE level or equivalent 
  • Minimum 4 weeks work experience in a childcare/youth setting

Future prospects

The successful candidate can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3, into employment, or onto further training at college.

Things to consider

Candidates without the required qualifications or work experience may be referred to our FLEX Foundation Learning programme for a Level 1 Childcare course and work experience

About the employer

At our nursery we believe that every child is a unique individual. We combine the highest standards of loving care and early years’ education together with great facilities, programmes and dedicated staff.




Leisure Way


N12 0QZ

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Training provider

Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce, Functional Skills in Maths, English, ICT, Paediatric First Aid.

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Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FIRST RUNG


Beverley Woodhouse

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017