Apprentice Early Years Practitioner Oakfield Nursery School

To care for children in the Nursery in a kind and consistent way, to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment which engages children in play and learning to reflect their individual needs and stages of development in all areas (as documented in the EYFS).

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 Hours Per Week, Monday to Friday, 8.45am–5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To care for children in the Nursery in a kind and consistent way, to provide a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment which engages children in play and learning to reflect their individual needs and stages of development in all areas (as documented in the EYFS).




To ensure safety and supervision for the children at all times. (Staff must provide constant supervision of all children allocated to them, that is, a child is never left alone or left to be supervised by another child or parent at any time).


  • To identify and meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of children.
  • To provide a secure, loving, caring and stimulating environment for each individual child.
  • To take care of the children physically and encourage awareness of personal hygiene
  • To work in a positive manner with colleagues, sharing best practice to ensure better outcomes for children.
  • To demonstrate (through role modelling) good manners and respect for others, both children and adults.
  • To share positive information about the children with their parents, in a professional, friendly manner.
  • To maintain upkeep of individual Developmental Profiles of children you are key carer to.
  • To attend and be involved in any out of work-time activities such as staff meetings, Parents’ Evenings, training sessions (as required), and if possible attend social staff events.
  • To be aware of and implement all our Policies and Procedures.
  • To take part in mealtimes (serving, feeding etc) and ensure that mealtimes are positive times of pleasant social sharing.
  • To share cleaning responsibilities (in accordance with the Cleaning Specification Manual) and ensure safety and hygiene of the environment and toys / resources / equipment.
  • To ensure that children who are unwell are kept close, warm (cooled if they have a high temperature), calm and content.
  • To record accidents and incidents as per policies and procedures.
  • To be flexible to the daily business demands of the nursery, including working hours and room / kitchen / dining room assignments.
  • To be aware of and provide, equal opportunities throughout the nursery.
  • To treat any information of matters relating to the work within the nursery as confidential.
  • To be available for meetings and appraisals with the Director/Managers etc to participate in training activities for personal and professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to supervise children and conduct risk assessments
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative when required

Personal qualities

Caring Desire to work with children Patient

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

To be considered upon completion of the Apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Reality Check: Candidates will be subject to a DBS check which will be completed with the employer if successful in securing this Apprenticeship role. Please note - should this position receive a large amount of applications the job advert will close early. We advise that you apply for this position early to avoid disappointment. As part of our apprenticeship recruitment process, you will be required to attend a Numeracy, Literacy and Interview Assessment at our Futureskills Campus on Dakota Avenue, Salford, M50 2PU. Should you be successful at this stage, we will then submit your application to the employer for further consideration. Important Other Information: Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 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 only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Oakfield is a stand-alone, second generation, family owned and managed nursery school. Founded in 1968, it is one of the longest established, private nurseries in the country. Over the years the nursery has achieved many awards and accolades, most recently gaining the national award of NDNA's 'Nursery of the Year in UK 2014'. The nursery was also voted 'Best Individual Nursery in Great Britain' in 2008, and was a finalist in NMT's 'Best Nursery Team' in 2012. Oakfield gained an overall 'Outstanding' at our last Ofsted inspection in 2009.


Oakfield Nursery School


Groby Road


WA14 1RS

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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.

You may be expected to attend Salford City College 1 day per week for Functional Skills classes if required.

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