Apprentice Nursery Nurse Narnia Day Nursery & Nursery School

As a Nursery Nurse Apprentice at Narnia Nursery you will form part of the staff team providing a stable and supportive atmosphere for families using the Nursery facilities. The post holder will be expected to be enthusiastic to work with children and approachable.

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Closing date: 23 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

    Monday to Friday, up to 40 hours per week between the hours of 8am and 6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties:

  • The post holder is to work in a professional manner at all times.
  • To provide a secure and safe environment for all children and to welcome and communicate with parents at all times.
  • To follow procedures outlined in risk assessments, reporting findings to room leaders or management.
  • To assist a small group of children of mixed ages and to become a keyperson for some children as experience grows
  • To assist with written feedback to parents at regular intervals as nursery outlines and to take part in parent meetings for key children. To be involved in discussions on age and stage of each child, particularly any key children
  • To ensure that as a staff member you use your skills in a safe, structured and meaningful manner to the benefit of the children as individuals.
  • To support nursery staff by providing stimulation to the children, assisting in the care of toys and equipment, to maintain the equipment and rooms in a clean and pleasant manner.
  • To supervise children at meal times and assist in the preparation of food  and drink as necessary.
  • To help maintain the safety, security and physical and emotional welfare of the children in the nursery.
  • To be involved in the practice of inclusion and to follow procedures to make all opportunities inclusive to all children.
  • To be aware of any special dietary requirements, medication or special needs of individual children within your group and to advise appropriate staff to assist in meeting these needs.
  • To assist in following out procedures as laid down by individual Health Care plans and Intimate Care plans, including using equipment such as a hoist after receiving adequate training.
  • To work with other agencies and support workers if required in a professional and supportive manner.
  • To work positively within the team structure, both in the room and the nursery, and to attend staff meetings, both room and nursery.
  • To assist with planning and implementation and with observation and record keeping of the children.
  • To be aware of safeguarding children issues and to implement safeguarding children procedures with management.
  • To take part in supervisions with room leader/management and feedback.
  • To take part in appraisals and resulting discussions.
  • To follow all procedures and policies as laid down by the nursery Management and to adhere to changes as informed.
  • To respect confidentiality within and out of the nursery.
  • To take on other duties as and when necessary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and imagination.
  • To be understanding and able to give encouragement.
  • An understanding of children's physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.

Personal qualities

  • Stamina and a lot of energy.
  • Patience and tolerance.
  • A sense of fun.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent A-C grades in Maths and English are desirable for this role.

Future prospects

Progression onto the level 3 Advanced Childcare Apprenticeship will be discussed upon successful completion of the Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

This role is subject to a successful DBS check. Important Other Information: Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. 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. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. More info is available at 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

Narnia Day Nursery and Nursery School is situated near the centre of Altrincham, Cheshire. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in all areas. We care for children from 0 to 5 years and as a family run business our main aim is to provide a happy, stimulating and loving 'home from home' environment whilst also being healthy, comfortable and safe (including a large garden) where parents feel secure in the knowledge that their child is cared for as an individual.


Narnia Day Nursery & Nursery School



Regent Road


WA14 1RU

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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. All training will be delivered 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: 23 Oct 2017