Nursery Practitioner Apprentice Chatterbugs Nursery

Full day care, private nursery, providing childcare places for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are looking for individuals with the potential to become model practitioners, who show a passion for working with children from babies to 5 years.

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Closing date: 31 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 hrs p/w to cover opening times 7.30 am – 6.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Offering a fantastic opportunity for an apprenticeship at our nursery Collier Row. The nursery has a strong professional team who are passionate about giving children the best start in life.

The candidate would need to be motivated, enthusiastic and have a positive attitude. They would need to be caring, friendly and have a 'can do ' approach.


  • Working alongside parents of children with special needs
  • Planning activities for children
  • Attend staff meetings as and when required
  • Contribute to a programmme of activites suitable for a variety of age ranges
  • Work closely and develop good relationships with the children and their parents

Skills required:

  • You must have good communication skills and be able to work well within a team
  • You will need skill to adapt into the different areas in the nursery
  • You will have the opportunity to bring new ideas to benefit planning of activities
  • A good standard of written work is required

Personal qualities: You must want to pursue a career in Childcare and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and interaction with the children. You must also be: trustworthy, punctual, reliable, committed, motivated and polite with a smart appearance.

In return we will offer you an NVQ apprenticeship and during your training we will assist and encourage you as you strive to reach a high standard of professionalism and become a confident and knowledgeable practitioner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability and motivation to study and gain childcare qualifications to Level 3
  • Experience of caring for or working with children aged 0 – 5 in a voluntary or paid capacity
  • Positive approach to learning
  • Willingness to work in a team and take direction

Personal qualities

  • Ability to communicate with children and adults
  • Caring nature
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or Functional Skills level 2 in Maths and English is essential (or equivalent)

Future prospects

The nursery is committed to ongoing staff training and development.

Things to consider

As there are early shifts for this role please ensure that you can reliably get to the employer on a daily basis.

About the employer

Chatter Bugs Day Nursery is a family run nursery located in Collier Row, Essex. It is run by parents for parents. The nursery provides a fun, exciting, safe and secure environment for children, making it your child's home away from home. Chatter Bugs has been established to provide high quality day care for young children. It offers the high standards that parents have come to expect from a nursery setting, along with the stimulating development and learning that children need during their vital growth years. The nursery understands how important it is for parents to place their children in the right nursery setting, so with this in mind, the management of the nursery ensure that it offers UNIQUE and EXCITING features, that make it the child's fun zone.


Chatterbugs Nursery


4 Mowbrays Road



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Training provider

  • Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Practical training to enhance college course
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Functional Skills ICT L2
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Havering College of Further & Higher Education


Calley Page

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017