Nursery Apprentice Holmbush Primary School

Little Learners Nursery based in Holmbush Primary School are looking to recruit a nursery apprentice. The Apprentice will be supporting the Early Years Practitioner in the day-to-day running of the nursery. The apprentice will help prepare and deliver planned activities and supervise the children.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.60 - £225.60

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Tue - Fri 8.00am to 16.00pm and 14.00pm - 14.30pm on Monday.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Little Learners Nursery based in Holmbush Primary School  are looking to recruit a nursery apprentice.  The Apprentice will be supporting the Early Years Practitioner in the day to day running of the nursery. The apprentice will help prepare and deliver planned activities and supervise the children.

The Apprentice will be involved in the following;

  • Work as a member of a team, contributing to preparing learning experiences to enhance children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral development.
  • responsible for working with groups of children on planned learning experiences as agreed by the EYFS Leader. 
  • Prepare, set-up, manage and clean materials and equipment, in both indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Foster children’s independence, self-reliance and interdependence.
  • Plan and implement group activities.
  • Support children with a variety of Special Educational Needs within the environment, contributing to IEP’s as appropriate (staff may be required to carry out basic medical procedures, for which training will be given).
  • Support new children admitted into school.
  • Maintain effective, professional relationships with colleagues.
  • Maintain good order and discipline amongst the pupils, both on the premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.
  • Contribute to whole school policies and ensure their implementation.
  • Implement the Academy’s equal opportunities policy fully and to work actively to overcome discrimination and stereotyping.  Provide an environment that allows for consideration of the child’s ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and gender.
  • Administer first aid and support sick children appropriately.
  • Be aware of child protection issues, identifying and monitoring children at risk, reporting to the Designated Child Protection Officer.
  • Share in making decisions and recommendations about practice, routines and organisation or space, to maximise the achievement of all children.
  • Contribute to the selection and maintenance of resources.
  • Be aware of Health & Safety issues and the welfare of the children at all times.
  • Maintain effective and professional relationships with parents, meeting with them as appropriate to share information.  Develop home/school links by participating in home visiting, encouraging and promoting parental involvement in a range of school activities, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Liaise regularly with colleagues in order to provide support for parents in enhancing the overall development of the child.
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers.  Inform and involve parents/carers in their child’s progress.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisation skills
  • Communication.
  • Time management
  • Basic IT

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Fun and outgoing
  • Keen to learn
  • Passion for working with children
  • Imaginative and creative,

Qualifications required

  • Grade E and above in English and Maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Possibility that an Apprenticeship can lead to an offer of full time employment within the business but this is not guaranteed.

Things to consider

If you are shortlisted to attend interviews, our Recruitment Adviser will contact you via telephone and email. Please ensure you check these regularly as you may miss out on any important information we provide you with. Due to the large volume of applicants, if you have not heard back within 2 weeks of your application it will indicate you have unsuccessful. Interview and start dates are subject to change. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship Vacancies website. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered.

About the employer

Holmbush Primary Academy provides a safe, attractive and stimulating learning environment for over 200 pupils ages 4 to 11.


Holmbush Primary School


Hawkins Crescent


BN43 6TN

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship is made up of the following components:

1. Diploma (Level 2, 3 or 4) - this is the practical and technical based component where the apprentice demonstrates that they have the skills and knowledge to meet the required national standard. Exams are taken for each module of the Certificate

2. Functional Skills, if required, are delivered at the college and are made up of English and Maths.The Apprentice builds up a  portfolio of both to show they are able to effectively communicate and use numbers in the workplace. Each Functional Skill is assessed by an online test and a portfolio of evidence. The level of Functional Skill will depend on the level of the apprenticeship.

3. ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibilities). This component is used to make Apprentices aware of their employment rights and responsibilities . The apprentice completes this component in question and answer format in a workbook

4. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) comprises six groups of skills that together with the Functional Skills are essential to success in learning, life and work. These are; managing one's self, managing relationships with others, managing one's own learning performance and work. These are embedded within the other components of the apprenticeship framework.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Brighton & Hove


Hayley Warne 01273 667788

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017