Nursery Apprenticeship Assistant

Abington Park Day Nursery

To work as a member of the nursery team to provide high quality care and education for children up to the age of 5 years.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 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

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

01 May 2017

Date posted

01 Nov 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

  • To assist with the planning, preparation, and implementation of a programme of activities to meet the developmental needs of the children in our care.
  • To observe each child’s progress, recognise the differences between individual children and adapt practice accordingly.
  • To supervise children closely at all times and to work to the highest standards of cleanliness at all times.
  • To be alert to the signs of any possible safeguarding issues, and be aware of the nursery’s responsibility in this regard.
  • To be proactive about informing parents/guardians about their child’s progress and about the activities they have taken part in during the day.
  • To undertake a shared responsibility for ensuring that the nursery environment is safe and secure.
  • To be a flexible and reliable team player and undertake any duties required by the Nursery Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good interaction with children and their parents
  • Reliable
  • Good communicator
  • Be able to take instructions and carry out tasks to the very best of their ability
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Calm
  • Good communicator
  • Approachable
  • Good listener
  • Organised
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Sense of humour

Qualifications required

English and Maths GSCE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).

About the employer

We provide a fully organic menu. We are very proud of the reputation that we have built up in the local area and we have a very dedicated staff team who work hard to provide the highest standard of care and education.


Abington Park Day Nursery


473 Wellingborough Road



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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in Childcare, Playwork, Supporting Teaching and Learning, and Business and Administration.

Our online teaching and learning platform, the Laser, provides all your learning materials, and e-portfolio and also acts as a communication system between you and your assessor. The Laser is user-friendly, easy to navigate and has won awards for its innovation. It means learners no longer need to take time out to go to college but can get an even better learning experience by combining the best of online learning with workplace experience.

The Laser provides learning resources in the forms of filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and reading.

You will be assigned to an assessor for the duration of your course. Your assessor will guide you, set your work, mark all your work and help you with anything you need.

As part of your training you will cover Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) unit, Technical Certificate, and Functional Skills in Maths, English, and ICT.

You will be working towards a Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company


Sarah Harden 01753 313460

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £2.73 per hour  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: 30 Apr 2017