NURSERY APPRENTICE Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Ltd

A superb opportunity has arisen for two Apprentices to work at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Ealing. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    32 hrs Mon - Fri 0800-1700

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Aug 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

A superb opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to work in our Ealing Nursery. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated individuals who can bring unique skills and innovation to our nursery. We will then train them up to either a Level 2 or a Level 3 depending on qualifications.

The duties of an Apprentice Nursery Assistant will include:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all children in your care, and promoting a feeling of security and satisfaction amongst all parents.
  • Caring for the daily needs of the children to enhance their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • Contribute effectively to the team, maintaining a high level of communication throughout the entire nursery.

The key attributes of an Apprentice Nursery Nurse include:

  • Being passionate about early year’s education, and empowering children to reach their maximum potential.
  • Some experience of working with children under the age of five an advantage.
  • Excellent career opportunities for the right candidates. The candidates must be committed to the safeguarding and promoting of the welfare of children. All appointees must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references with past employers and an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check.

Working week:
32 hours per week (4 days per week, 8 hours per day, at the nursery).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Be able to work as part of a team
• Be able to handle complaints and difficult situations if required

Personal qualities

  • A commitment and willingness to undertake further training
  • Previous experience of working with young children an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for L2 applicants.
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Good communication skills.
  • An understanding of play-based approaches to children’s learning and development.
  • Commitment to inclusive practice
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  • Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.
  • Professional and flexible
  • Driven and positive
  • Well presented, polite, tactful and friendly.

Qualifications required

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Future prospects

Developing further experience at the setting, as well as possible future progression at the setting.

Things to consider

The student must fulfill the eligibility criteria as outlined by the Government. When submitting your application you are confirming that you are eligible and can provide proof of evidence where required:
Please only apply if you:
Are 16 years old or over
Are not in full time education at College, School or undertaking a course paid for by the Government
Are willing to work for at least 30 hours per week
Can provide proof of National Insurance number
Can learn and obtain English, Maths & ICT to Level 1 or 2. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Monkey Puzzle Notting Hill is conveniently situated under St John & Church in St johns Undercroft on Lansdowne Crescent, off Ladbroke Grove, 5 minutes from Holland Park Tube and Notting Hill Tube. Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries are committed to providing great career opportunities for its entire staff. We are very keen to ensure the majority of staff participate in training at all levels. Whether you have had experience in child care previously or if you are joining us straight from school or another career, we will do all we can to support you in your training needs. We have a resident NVQ assessor who will assist all students with any elements of the Level 2, 3 or 4 courses. Our policy is always to recruit and/or promote internally if at all possible. We want to offer diverse career opportunities to all staff that are seeking them. Whether it is your goal to become a Senior Nursery Nurse, a Nursery Manager, an Educational Co-ordinator or an Area Manager, wherever we can we will assist you in achieving that goal.


Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Ltd


Lansdowne Crescent


W11 2NN

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Training provider

• NVQ L2 in Childcare
• Transferable skills in Maths and English
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Thames College


Elaine Esprit

Other information

You will receive an automated response to your application acknowledging we have received it. Upon the closing date of the vacancy, applicants are reviewed and if successful are invited to attend a Vacancy Screening Session at West Thames College. You may be contacted to take part in courses we feel would be beneficial to applicants interested in Apprenticeships such as Pre Employment training. If you are not interested in receiving invitations to these courses please send an email to clearly stating your name and your request.

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.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017