Apprentice Nursery Nurse Sandringham Primary School

An experienced Nursery Nurse is required to work alongside our experienced nursery nurses and EYFS teachers across the EYFS.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    8-4pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Sandringham Primary School is looking for an enthusiastic, caring individual to join their team of professionals in caring for their provision of children within the expanding Early Years Setting which currently provides for children aged two upwards.

The position will give the opportunity to work and learn from experienced and skilled nursery nurses and early years teachers in an exciting, forward thinking setting and provide the opportunity to complete nursery nurse qualifications as part of the National Apprentice Scheme. Apprentices will be mentored and supervised by qualified professionals and study to towards a national nursery nurse qualification.

Being part of the main school calendar, initially the hours will be 8:00-4:00 term time only, but

  • To meet the personal needs of children whilst encouraging their independence
  • To be a quality play partner
  • To work within and adhere to the school safeguarding policy at all times
  • To support children with social and emotional  educational needs through the delivery of Specific learning programmes and contributing to setting and reviewing targets
  • Organise liaison on behalf of pupils with outside agencies, e.g. Speech Therapists and Educational Psychologists
  • To encourage children to interact and work co-operatively ensuring all children are engaged in learning
  • To update children’s data
  • Establish & develop close, effective, working partnerships with parents/carers to ensure the wellbeing of all children

Support for Nursery Nurses/ Manager/Reception Leader:

  • To work closely with Nursery Nurses/ Managers/Reception Leader to assist in the delivery of all areas of the curriculum
  • Raise the awareness of the Nursery Nurses/ Managers/Reception Leader to the strengths and difficulties of individual pupils
  • Collating information on each individual child within the Key worker group through observations, monitoring, assessing and recording
  • Assist their team to plan, prepare and set out an attractive, stimulating range of equipment, activities & displays, indoors and out
  • Work within the team to accurately plan, implement and evaluate all activities/resources to provide an appropriate curriculum
  • Assist in the monitoring of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children who need learning support
  • Provide support for the two year old Provision Manager in developing effective approaches to managing behaviour
  • Assist in setting behaviour targets
  • Assist in reviewing Education Health and Care Plans

Support for the School:

  • To assist with the general pastoral care of children, including helping children who are unwell, distressed or unsettled
  • Review and develop their own professional practice
  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, inclusion and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate named person

Support for the Curriculum:

  • To assist in the development of the three prime areas; personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development
  • To help, adapt and plan the development of resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking into account children’s interests, language and cultural background
  • Possibly extending when our daycare setting opens.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • DBS and barring by association checks completed.
  • A commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities and the ability to assist in the implementation of Sandringham School policies.
  • A commitment to safeguarding children and the health and safety of everyone involved in the day to day activities at the nursery.
  • Basic ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Have patience and a good sense of humour.
  • Genuinely enjoy children's company.
  • Be professionally presented, articulate and committed to upholding the school's values and reputation.
  • Share our school's  values.
  • Have a personal desire to learn and improve.

Qualifications required

  • You must have GCSE Maths and English grades A-C or equivalents for this apprenticeship.
  • You must have a level 2 qualification in early years.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to further their employability prospects within this sector.

Things to consider

The position is currently term time only, staff are required to take holidays at the same time as the children. With the opening of the daycare setting, working hours may change and additional hours may come available. The position will be mainly based in our pre-school with some cover of other nurseries in other areas of the EYFS where required. The school has no car parking facilities. We are best accessed by public transport. Wanstead Park overground station is a 10 minute walk away or the 25 and 86 buses stop at the top of the road.

About the employer

Sandringham is a large expanding primary school in the diverse community of Forest Gate, East London. We have just over 1000 children and about 150 members of staff. Currently within our early years setting, which provides for children aged 2-5 years, we have approximately 280 children. We are due to expand in 2017. Sandringham’s purpose, vision and values are: Purpose - to inspire and empower the next generation Vision - to be an outstanding, dynamic and vibrant learning community Values ● Children first ● Inquiring minds ● Agile to change ● Research driven ● Nurturing wellbeing


Sandringham Primary School


Sandringham Road


E7 8ED

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Training provider

  • CACHE level 3 Diploma for the Children's and Young People's Workforce.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT, if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newham College of Further Education


L Parsonage 02082574586

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017