Nursery Nurse Apprentice The Old Barn Day Nursery

The apprentice will be based in one of the age groups in the nursery and will be appointed an experienced member of staff to mentor and support them.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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

    08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will have the opportunity to carry out all the normal tasks of a nursery nurse whilst under supervision which involve:

  • Making sure the nursery is safe for the children before they arrive
  • Setting up activities as set out in the planning
  • Toileting and nappy changing
  • Helping and supporting with snack time/ dinner time 
  • Outdoor play
  • Small group work

The apprentice will have the opportunity to attend in-house training alongside members of staff. The apprentice may be included in ratio for short periods from time to time at the Manager’s discretion but will not generally be required in ratio.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good grasp of English Language
  • Articulate

Personal qualities

  • Passion and interest in childcare
  • Ability to be playful with children
  • Interest in progressing career within childcare
  • Pleasant, friendly and approachable
  • Pride in appearance and presentation

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths is preferable

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, the suitable candidate will be considered for a permanent position within the organisation, subject to business requirement.

About the employer

The Old Barn Day Nursery is based in a converted house and barn and uses six rooms. They actively support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and have an enclosed outdoor play area.


The Old Barn Day Nursery



Woodmansterne Lane



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Training provider

The Childcare Company provides online training in early years’ childcare, residential childcare, play work, supporting teaching and learning, management, team leading, customer service and business administration.

Teaching sessions are normally bi weekly or monthly depending on your preferred learning style.  Your sector specialist tutor will provide the support and motivation to ensure you enjoy and ultimately succeed in achieving your goal, completing your training.  We want you to feel our team are approachable at every stage in your learning journey.

Our delivery of training is through blended learning.  Supported by one of our sector specialist tutors we deliver teaching sessions to you using various methods that include face to face teaching, Skype, virtual classroom and telephone. Our aim is for you to have the best possible learning journey that is personalised, motivational and inspiring for you. 

Our online learning platform, the Laser, provides interactive learning resources as well as your e-portfolio.  It acts as a communication system between you and your tutor and allows you to follow your progress at any time. The Laser is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The learning resources are multi-sensory to suit personal learning styles, such as filmed tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, multi-media challenges, activities, good practice example videos and electronic reading.

Your employer provides your time for ‘off the job’ study and teaching during your paid working hours.  This is flexible averaging around 3-4 hours per week.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour.  This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 or over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017