Nursery Nurse Apprentice Fairfield Park Lower School

An opportunity to start your childcare career working as a part of a lovely nursery team in an Outstanding graded school, supporting development of the children.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37 hours per week Monday to Friday, between 7.30am and 6pm on shifts. Term Time Only

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An opportunity to join the nursery team in this Outstanding graded lower school.  Duties to include: 

  • To work as part of the staff team in planning, running and supervising a wide variety of stimulating activities, complying with health and safety requirements and ensuring the implementation of the School Equal Opportunities policy at all times.
  • To care for the safety of the children by following appropriate health and safety policies and procedures and to be vigilant in identifying potential difficulties, contributing to risk assessments where appropriate.
  • To work as an active member of the early years team, relate positively to the children and assist in creating a climate where parents/carers, students and co-operating agencies feel welcome and secure.
  • To contribute to the educational and social development of all the children in the EYFS classes through supporting the planning and delivery of stimulating activities and provision and feeding back to the class teacher on the effectiveness.
  • To support children in their development through experiences appropriate to their individual/different needs. To work with groups or individual children, as appropriate; to be aware of the needs of each child and of the need to organise the learning environment.
  • To contribute to discussion and monitoring of individual children’s progress, development and achievements, sharing observations and keeping agreed records, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • To support individual pupils with specific learning programmes and to observe children as appropriate ensuring sensitive interaction takes place where necessary.
  • To attend necessary planning meetings and contribute to curriculum development and provision.
  • To organise resources to best effect for the children and to contribute, as required, to the attractive display of children’s work.
  • To assist liaison with other school staff
  • To maintain good communication with parents and carers.
  • To participate with support to parents and children during the transition from home to school, assessing stages of development as required.  
  • To undertake other duties as may become necessary and agreed with the class teacher or Foundation Stage Lead.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good communication skills.
  • To have creative ideas for activities.
  • To have an interest in child development.
  • To have an awareness of child safety issues.

Personal qualities

  • Empathy with young children
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and develop
  • To be warm, caring and have a patient nature.
  • To have the ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) passes in English and Maths.

Future prospects

Subject to business need & budgets, on completion of the apprenticeship progression or permanent employment may be possible.

Things to consider

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. 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).

About the employer

OFSTED Outstanding graded local authority lower school


Fairfield Park Lower School


Dickens Boulevard



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Early Years:

  • NVQ Level 2
  • Technical Certificate Level 1
  • Functional Skills Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Any additional elements
  • Training in workplace/Training Centre

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South East Apprenticeship Company


Julie Green

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017