Nursery Nurse Apprentice Woolton Village Day Nursery

Nursery Nurse Apprentice to maintain a safe secure environment for all the children, ensure that the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of the children are met and to 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 can be moved to any of the other nurseries within the group to assist with staff cover or training purposes.

Duties to include:

  • 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

Woolton Village Day Nursery is a large, detached, Grade 2 listed building located in the heart of Woolton in Liverpool. It is situated in a residential area, close to shops, local schools, swing parks and a library. The grounds have been purposefully adapted to accommodate the children on the Early Years Register, who will follow the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. The setting provides a bright, friendly happy and homely atmosphere. The children are divided into three age groups, 0 - 2 years, 2 - 3 years, and 3 - 5 years. All rooms are designed to ensure that both equipment and resources are age appropriate, stimulating and challenging for the specific age group. The children also have use of our multi-sensory room. This room is used for key worker activities to allow small groups of children to engage in activities to enhance their sensory skills. This is supported through the use of different textiles, lights, smells, torches and a bubble machine. Staff will encourage the children to develop hand eye coordination and challenging experiences. Our Mission We as carers have a clear understanding that as parents your choice of childcare is one of the most important decisions that you may have to ever make. Therefore, it is our aim to meet your child's needs by providing a safe, secure, stimulating and fun environment that allows your child to be supported and encouraged in developing at their own pace.


Woolton Village Day Nursery



Mount Street


L25 6HL

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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