Nursery Assistant Apprenticeship Stepping Stones Nursery School

To provide high quality care and education for children throughout the nursery in partnership with their parents. To assist the nursery manager and maintain a safe and secure environment for the children.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 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

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

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Feb 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Supervising children play time 
  • Engaging children in learning and pay activities
  • Keeping and updating records
  • Working with team members
  • Attending staff meetings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate on all levels
  • Knowledge of games and activities for children
  • Previous experience in a nursery setting

Personal qualities

  • Being Proactive and Motivated
  • Leadership and Organisation
  • Professionalism and Teamwork
  • Communication and Listening
  • Being Flexible and Understanding
  • Being Happy and Funny
  • Time Management

Qualifications required

Candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to work to Level 1 in English, Maths and ICT.

Candidates must also have a minimum of 4 weeks work experience in a nursery or other childcare setting.

Future prospects

The successful candidate can go on to further training or an apprenticeship at Level 3, or into employment.

Things to consider

Candidates must have a  minimum 4 weeks work experience in a Nursery setting to apply for this role. If you do not have this First Rung may offer you another option to gain relevant work experience.

About the employer

At Stepping Stones, we believe that childhood, particularly the early years, is a very precious time. Our philosophy is that, in order for children to succeed and be successful in whatever they decide to pursue, they need to be healthy, happy, secure and have a defined sense of feeling valued.


Stepping Stones Nursery School


7 Gayford Road


W12 9BY

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Training provider

Training to be Provided Level 2 Childcare (Children and Young People's Workforce).

Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills (ICT, English, Maths).

For more information on Apprenticeships at First Rung please watch the link below:

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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

This vacancy is being recruited for by First Rung on behalf of the nursery.


The nursery WILL NOT answer any questions regarding the role or the Apprenticeships.

From October 1st 2015 the 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: 17 Oct 2017