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Nursery Apprentice (LEVEL 2/INTERMEDIATE) – KT&A2548

Ashford (

TN26 2EA


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 31/10/2019
Industry: Childcare
Vacancy reference: KT&A2548


Highways at Hamstreet Kindergarten is located in a small rural community on the outskirts of Ashford within the village primary school.  We have strong links with the primary school and the local community and participate in many local events.

Highways offers high quality childcare and early years learning opportunities to children between the ages of 2 & 4 years.


To work as an Early Years apprentice and as part of the nursery team, under the direction of the Manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for children meeting their individual needs under the supervision of senior staff.

Main duties to include: –

  • To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To support meal times within the setting.
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.
  • This will be a varied role, with the prospect of  further development and employment for the right candidate.


£3.90 per hour


8.15am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday


  • Willingness to learn.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  • Friendly and flexible approach to work


  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised


A*-D Maths and English or equivalent


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 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 in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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