Childcare Apprenticeship Happy Tots Day Nursery (Furness) Limited

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification whilst working in a nursery learning all of the practical skills and knowledge needed to be successful. You will work alongside trained practitioners, being supported & mentored to ensure that you fulfil your potential and become the best practitioner that you can be.

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Closing date: 01 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 09:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • As a Nursery Nurse Apprentice you will be expected to work as part of the nursery team.
  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced and highly qualified nursery nurses that will support you along the way.
  • You will be given time to meet with your Tutor on site and given time and support to complete all aspects of your qualification.
  • As you gain more experience you will be given the opportunity to plan activities and learn how to maintain records and assessments, under the guidance of your room leader, these responsibilities will increase as per the requirements of your course.
  • You will be required to provide a safe and caring environment to all children at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally you will have some personal experience of looking after children whether its younger siblings or children of friends and relatives.
  • Great communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Great with children.
  • Mature and responsible attitude.
  • Patient and kind.
  • A positive attitude and an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willing to learn.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally you will have a  GCSE or equivalent grade C or above in Maths and English but support will be provided to help you achieve these if you do not already possess them.

Future prospects

A full time permanent job for the right candidate and progression onto a L3 NVQ. We are a family run business with a passion for delivering outstanding care to children in our settings as well as a positive environment for our staff. We have a solid record of working with our staff to ensure continuous improvement and high quality care within our settings. We care for the children through the care of our staff.

Things to consider

Because of the nature of this job it will be necessary for an enhanced criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.

About the employer

A busy nursery providing childcare for babies and pre school children.


Happy Tots Day Nursery (Furness) Limited


Arndene Park

Abbey Road


LA13 9JY

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Training provider

  • A full NVQ L2 diploma in Childcare - Children & Young People's Workforce
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if you do not already possess a GCSE grade C or above / L2 equivalent.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cumbria Training Centre


Cassandra Nolan 01229838892

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017