Nursery Nurse Apprentice Childwall Valley Neighbourhood Nursery

To maintain a safe secure environment for all the children. Ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met. Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered too.

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Closing date: 25 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

    Monday - Friday on a shift pattern

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Job location Childwall Valley Day Nursery can be moved to any of the other nurseries within the group to assist with staff cover or training purposes.

  • To maintain a safe secure environment for all the children
  • Ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met.
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered too
  • Report to senior members of staff if any problems or seeking advice
  • Adhere to all staff rotas and breaks including nappy changes, cleaning, laundry, garden and staff room duties.
  • To keep records of work, and plan and carry out observations
  • Ensure that all registers are completed and presentable stored away in the correct files so can be found when required.
  • To be able to work towards and maintain all standards.
  • To follow the Early Years Foundation stage framework, being responsible for your key children’s recording and development. All records are to be up to date, observations recorded and activities to be age appropriate and challenging. Next steps are to clearly be identified, use the EYFS book when gathering information to support all evidence.
  • To attend all staff meetings and training evenings, and days.
  • Be prepared for supervision and or reviews. Ensure that any concerns or further action support is addressed.
  • To ensure the health and safety is maintained at all times, signing in and out books are complete (this includes when leaving for a cigarette break)
  • To be fully aware of the Nursery Safeguarding Policies and procedure, having a great understanding of how to report a concern and where to seek contact numbers from as well as identifying signs and symptoms.
  • Ensure that children’s teaching and learning is effective

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working with children aged 0-5 (desirable).
  • Experience of providing personal care to children and recognising their individual needs (desirable).
  • Knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity (desirable).
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace (desirable).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality (essential).

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and approachable manner.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as within  a team structure to enhance the experiences of the children.
  • Able to communicate and engage effectively with children, families, carers and colleagues.
  • Well organised and able to cope and prioritise conflicting demands and made decisions effectively.
  • Be a reliable member of the team working co-operatively and with flexibility.
  • Be prepared to undertake professional development as required.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent grade C or above in literacy and numeracy would be desirable.
  • 2 references will be required before starting

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your Apprenticeship, you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or progress onto an alternative support role within the company where you'll receive full training and support.

About the employer

Welcome to our Day Nursery in Liverpool. We are an independent provider of high quality childcare. When you visit us, you will see a warm, friendly, and inviting environment with staff who are dedicated to the children in their care. Our approach is for the development of the whole child, and we provide care and learning opportunities that reflect this. Our day nursery in Liverpool is bright and welcoming; it is situated just off a main road, in a residential area close to local schools, colleges, shops and businesses. We are open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6pm. Our nursery consists of three buildings, 0-2, Toddlers, and Pre-School, and a large garden area with disabled access. The Children of all ages have access to this large outdoor space with a separate sheltered area for our younger children. Highly qualified staff supervise all of the children at the nursery. The nursery has CCTV installed and a high tech security system that is linked to a monitoring station, which is active during closing time to ensure the safety of the building. You will enter the nursery only through the main entrance, by staff members who have access to the CCTV.


Childwall Valley Neighbourhood Nursery


Childwall Valley Road


L25 2PW

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Training provider

  • The successful candidate will be visited once every 4 weeks by an assessor in the workplace.
  • NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce.
  • Depending on prior qualifications you will also be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.
  • Work based learning.


Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alder Training Limited


Connor 0151 259 0264

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017