Apprentice Nursery Assistant PLANET TINY LIMITED

We are looking for an Apprentice Nursery assistant to work as a member of the nursery team, showing initiative and creativity to foster an environment which encourages the children's all round development and where high standards of care are provided.

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Closing date: 17 Nov 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

    23 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    25 May 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To promote children’s intellectual, physical and social development through activities, whilst ensuring that the individual needs of the child are met.

  • To assist in maintaining and developing an attractive educational and play environment.
  • To maintain the nursery environment, including cleaning and setting up units with appropriate toys and activities for the following day.
  • To assist children with personal cleanliness.
  • To prepare/store and tidy equipment and materials including paint, cut paper, glue, play dough, toys and general equipment.
  • To assist in the preparation/clearing away of food and provisions that are used during the course of the daily routine.

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

No formal qualifications required but assessment will be carried out at interview to determine whether this programme is suitable.

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

If you do not have the required qualifications or work experience First Rung can support you with this.

About the employer

  • We are a private day nursery, registered by Ofsted to care for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years.
  • Our nursery is open to all communities and we aim to provide a secure, stimulating and caring environment which will encourage your child to develop to their maximum potential whilst in a happy and homely environment.
  • All children at Planet Tiny will get the opportunity to freely express themselves through play and experience a variety of activities.
  • Our highly professional and committed staff provide care to the highest standard ensuring the children remain happy, have fun whilst being stimulated and challenged at all times




Priory Road


N8 7HR

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Training provider

Functional skills Level 1 in English, maths and ICT. Level 2 Certificate for the Children & Young Peoples Workforce and 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

For further information please contact Beverley Woodhouse

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 Apprentice 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 Nov 2017