Apprentice Nursery Nurse Bubbly Bear Day Care

An excellent apprenticeship opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated person who is looking to further develop their career working with children.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 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 between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties Will Include:

  • To play and provide encouragement for each child supporting their development of skills and interests, building a foundation for successful learning.
  • To support children to gain a clear understanding of right and wrong and to encourage such qualities as honesty, responsibility and respect for each other.
  • To work in close partnership with parents/carers, acknowledging their role as the child's first educators to enable us to provide each child with the best possible care, play and learning opportunities.
  • Allow children to progress and develop at their own individual pace and level.
  • Through planning we incorporate the children's interests as the focus of their learning and care.
  • To work within the guidelines and requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage and strive to see happy confident children who are prepared for the next step to Primary School.
  • To promote self-discover, exploration and curiosity towards learning.
  • To maintain the standards and guidance set by Ofsted.
  • Regularly reflect and develop our practices.
  • Ensure confidentiality is kept at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be confident that they can build strong positive relationships with both; children and their families and can offer a stimulating environment.
  • You must have a range of skills applicable to working with children including creativity and the ability to communicate effectively with children, families and colleagues.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic.
  • Energetic.
  • Motivated.
  • Desire to work with children.

Qualifications required

  • GCSEs or equivalent grades A-C in Maths & English or equivalent are desirable. 

Future prospects

The opportunity will be provided to join the nursery team upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. 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. Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

We pride ourselves on providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable nursery where children thrive as they learn. Bubbly Bear Day Care create a wonderful day care environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.The nursery is on two levels and has a homely loving environment. The nursery consists of two play rooms that are set out for children’s individual ages and stages of development. A writing area and climbing opportunities, with outdoor den and a mud kitchen.


Bubbly Bear Day Care


27 Lomond Road


M22 5JA

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Training provider

  • Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Diploma in  Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). 
  • Functional Skills if required.
  • All training will be completed in the workplace.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2017