Apprentice Nursery Nurse Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery

An opportunity has become available with a Nursery located in Didsbury which is available at £4 per hour. The Apprentice will be supporting the staff in the nursery to provide high standards of care for children aged 0-5 years. This opportunity is ideal for candidates who would like to develop a career in the Childcare sector.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties of this role include:
  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your room in conjunction with other staff
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers
  • Work with parents/carers of special needs children to give full integration in the setting
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, e.g. training, monthly staff meetings etc.
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the nursery is fulfilled
  • Recording accidents in the children’s file.
  • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to setting
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker
Specific Child Care Tasks:
  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing
  • Washing and changing children as required
  • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child
  • To ensure the setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with young children
  • Ability to work as a reliable member of the team, developing positive relationships with colleagues, parents, children and outside agencies
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equal Opportunities

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational, record keeping and planning skills.
  • Punctuality.
  • Excellent communication skills, with children, colleagues, advisor's and parents/carers/carers.
  • Patience.
  • Empathy with children, colleagues and parents/carers/carers.
  • Reliability and trustworthiness.
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for working with young children.
  • Flexibility – occasionally working hours might be changed, e.g. if the setting hosts a Parent’s Evening.
  • Able to work in small team.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally candidates will have GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Advanced Apprenticeship to be considered upon successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Reality Check: Please note - should this position receive a large amount of applications the job advert will close early. We advise that you apply for this position early to avoid disappointment. As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our Futureskills Campus on Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration. 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. 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.

About the employer

Located in Didsbury, the nursery provides outstanding facilities for children aged from 3 months through to pre-school age and is registered with OFSTED. They have dedicated rooms for our various age ranges and each room reflects the seven areas of learning, as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All of their facilities are designed to be accessible to every child.


Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery


53 Palatine Road


M20 3PP

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Training provider

  • Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Maths, English and ICT are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A-C or equivalent has not already been achieved.

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 5747

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017