Nursery Assistant Apprentice Bloomers Day Nursery

Apprentice wanted whom is keen to establish a career within childcare. It is expected that the apprentice will contribute to and maintain a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the Nursery.

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Closing date: 23 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

    40 hours per week, Monday - Friday. 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 May 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To contribute to a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your area in conjunction with other staff.
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents.
  • Work alongside parents of special needs children to give full integration in the Nursery.
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team.
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members.
  • To attend all out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, parents evening fayre, Christmas party, etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of Nursery. Be prepared to help where needed including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing equipment, cleaning of activity area and toilets at intervals.
  • Working alongside the manager and the staff team to ensure that the mission of the Nursery is fulfilled.
  • Recording accidents in the accident book. Ensuring that the manager or supervisor has initialed the report before the parent receives it
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Nursery.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills 
  • Organised 
  • Able to work within a team

Personal qualities

  • Friendly personality
  • Keen towards establishing a career within childcare

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs in Maths and English (A-E) or equivalent

Future prospects

  • This position will be reviewed at the end of the 12 month Apprenticeship placement


About the employer

Bloomers day nursery is registered by OFSTED with 52 places for babies and children aged 4months to 5 years of age.


Bloomers Day Nursery


Homerton High Street


E9 6AJ

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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ level 2 in children and young person's workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates


John Lyons

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017