Apprentice Nursery Nurse Maria Olangunju TA: Happy Todds Day Nursery

Happy Todds Day Nursery are seeking a Level 2 qualified Apprentice Nursery Nurse to join their team and study towards the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Childcare.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    40 hours per week: Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The nursery requires candidates to be Level 2 qualified and applications without this won't be considered.

Apprentice Nursery Nurse will be required to complete the following duties as part of their role:

  • Plan and carry out activites for the children, linking to the EYFS
  • Observe children and update developmental records
  • Hygiene duties, such as nappy changing and toilet duties 
  • Ensuring the routines, policies and procedures of the nursery are followed at all times to create a safe environment for children and staff.
  • Taking responsibilty for a key group of children
  • Feed back to parents and carers daily

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, and have some experience working in a childcare setting.

A good level of written and spoken English is essential.

Personal qualities

The ideal applicant will be:

  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Polite and well presented
  • Willing to learn

Qualifications required

  • Level 2 Childcare qualification is essential 
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Maths - all grades considered

Future prospects

On completion of the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Childcare, you may be offered a permanent position at the nursery, with the potential to move in to a more senior role, such as room leader or supervisor.

Things to consider

Please read carefully. You’ll meet with a Smart Training advisor in person as part of your application process, and to help you with your career development. No applications for this vacancy will be considered without meeting first us first. Initial English, Maths and ICT assessments tests will be carried out, as part of the registration process to make sure we know what level you’re currently working towards, and what tuition you’ll need. The starting wage for this role is the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, which is £3.50 per hour from April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to students in the first year of any new apprenticeship, regardless of level, although some employers may pay a higher rate. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. A DBS check will be required which we or the nursery will help with. Employer interviews will be carried out before the vacancy closing date and a start date arranged as soon as possible if you are the successful candidate. This role requires you to be standing, working with children for most of your day. You’ll speak to speak to parents and other staff, fill in paperwork on a daily basis and will be required to take children out of the setting when necessary.

About the employer

Happy Todds Nursery aims are to fully develop a child's potential whilst giving parents confidence that their child is being well looked after in a 'safe and secure' environment by a team of fully trained staff and assistants, who are competent, and who care.


Maria Olangunju TA: Happy Todds Day Nursery



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Training provider

Apprentice Nursery Nurse will be employed up to 40 hours per weekYour employer will appoint a work based mentor to support you and you will also get a dedicated Training Manager from Smart Training.

You will be required to attend one study day per month in a local centre, which will take place on a Saturday from 10am – 4.00pm.

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will be awarded:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Smart Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training


Anne-Marie Brady 01923 277 876

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017