Apprentice Nursery Nurse Flying Bull Primary School

As a new Apprentice you will join our expert team in the Early Years department working with the Nursery Class Teacher to provide support to individuals and small groups of pupils in the classroom.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 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 to Friday 35, hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Flying Bull Academy is an academy in the heart of Portsmouth, proud of our caring ethos and striving to support our children to achieve their full potential.

As a new Apprentice you will join our expert team in the Early Years department working with the Nursery Class Teacher to provide support to individuals and small groups of pupils in the classroom. You will contribute to planning and preparation of indoor and outdoor learning environments and resources that create a safe, vibrant, fun and engaging environment for learning.

Your role as an Apprentice Nursery Nurse will be a very busy and rewarding. With the ability to learn and follow detailed instructions from the Nursery Class Teacher, you will build good relationships with pupils and colleagues. You will need to be able to work as part of a team and independently putting the needs of the pupils first.

You will receive training from the School and attend College one day a week as part of the Apprenticeship programme.

The Flying Bull Academy is part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, which will bring you added benefits and opportunities. You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.

Function of the post:

  • To work as part of a team to support the emotional and learning development of Early Years aged children in a child-centred environment whilst maintaining high standards of childcare and good behaviour.
  • To provide appropriate support and advice to ensure pupil needs are met and children are fully supported in their transition to primary school academy, and during their first year at school.

This apprenticeship position will use the training opportunity to assist in the day-to-day work of the Early Years department and will involve training at college in conjunction with working at The Flying Bull Academy in order to obtain a recognised qualification.

The days at college are classed as working days, it is therefore mandatory to attend and successfully complete your college course in order to ensure the continuance of your contract of employment.

Principal accountabilities:

  1. Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direction of the Nursery Class teacher.
  2. Support and take an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of teaching for pupils in the Nursery Class, including the use of ICT in the classroom.
  3. Support the teacher in managing behaviour and implementing specific interventions to support the learning of pupils in the Nursery Class.
  4. Support pupils in their social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate and in line with academy policy.
  5. Contribute to plans for the preparation of indoor and outside learning environments and resources, and ensure areas are clean and tidy after use, creating a safe, vibrant and engaging environment for learning.
  6. Support the Nursery Class Teacher in making and recording observations and assessments which lead to improved pupil progress in line with academy procedure.
  7. Support children';s learning through play and teacher led activities, based upon the EYFS curriculum, meeting the diverse needs of individual children.
  8. Contribute to plans for and participate in educational off-site visits.
  9. Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, including toileting, as required, whilst encouraging independence.
  10. Provide appropriate advice and support to parents, carers, guardians and external organisations to ensure the needs of children moving to a primary school have been robustly assessed and that pupils and parents, guardians, carers have a positive first year experience.
  11. Attend weekly planning meetings and training sessions as required to contribute to the enhancement of the Nursery provision.

Other duties:

You are required to undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and content of the work as may reasonably be required of you. Therefore, the list of duties in this job profile should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. Please note that, in consultation with you, The University of Chichester Academy Trust reserves the right to update your job profile to reflect changes in, or to, your post.

Equality and inclusion:

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated equally and that the diversity of individuals and groups should be embraced, valued, and respected. We are committed to eliminating any form of discrimination be it direct, indirect, harassment or victimisation, and to support this the School has a number of policies that you should ensure you are familiar with and compliant to. All policies are available from the Head of School. Any breaches may lead to termination of employment.

Right to Work:

Current British and European Law states that a person cannot be employed to this post if they do not have permission to live and work in the UK. For further guidance and information contact the Head of School.

Health & Safety:

To ensure an effective and safe environment that promotes the welfare of children and staff, you will take responsibility to be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on your own work and that of others. You should familiarise yourself with the School';s Health and Safety policies.

Sustainability and environment:

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is committed to sustainable development and environmental initiatives and supports the School in continuously seeking to find ways to improve its environmental performance. Staff are required to support these aims.

Data protection:

You will be responsible for ensuring that workplace responsibilities such as confidentiality, treatment of personal information and records management are carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Employment Practices Data Protection Code 2002.

Safer recruitment:

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School';s staff recruitment process. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service is available from the DBS website at Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1075, applicants for teaching posts are among those who are not entitled to withhold information about any previous criminal conviction.

Principal attributes and person specification:

Essential requirements are those, without which, the candidate would not be able to do the job. It is expected that the post holder will have the knowledge and qualifications indicated or equivalent qualifications and experience. Desirable requirements are those which would be useful for the post holder to possess and will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.

Important information: all candidates will be required to complete the Flying Bull Academy application form and supporting documents.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills:

  • Skilled in using child development knowledge to identify strategies to support learning and nurture development
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills that enable instructions to be understood by pupils
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build good working relationships with staff, parents, carers and other stakeholders relevant to the post
  • Able to following detailed instructions from the teacher and contribute to decisions about learning programmes.


  • Able to write observations and keep clear records which contribute towards the EYFS profile
  • Able to change and adjust learning activities to improve pupil progress and address any misconceptions

Personal qualities

  • Patient and understanding, putting the needs of the pupils first Understand the need for confidentiality at all times
  • Willing to work flexibly as the needs and demands of the academy fluctuate
  • Ability to be reflective and self-critical and to respond to feedback
  • Strong working ethos with a high level of commitment to the academy, its pupils, its ethos and its values.

Qualifications required


  • Current knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and assessment
  • GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent qualification or skill level
  • General awareness of current national policies relevant to child protection and health and safety within a primary school environment
  • Qualified as a First Aider at Work, or willingness to train



  • Working knowledge of a Primary school
  • Level 2 NVQ/CACHE qualification in childcare or equivalent

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3 Childcare qualification

About the employer

We are a school in the Heart of Portsmouth that caters for children aged 2 to 11, with a 14 place provision for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. We are proud of our very caring ethos and we encourage and support our children to achieve their full potential. We hope that the partnership between yourselves, the school and your child will work together to achieve the very best for all children. We offer a full range of curriculum activities and many extra curricular activities, including a very popular Breakfast and After School Club. We believe the success of The Flying Bull Academy is built on strong relationships between everyone involved in the academy. Parents and Carers are welcome to come in to help and support the children in class and a senior member of staff is always available if a parent has a concern. We would like to work together to solve any issues you may have.


Flying Bull Primary School


The Flying Bull Academy

Flying Bull Lane



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Training provider

From this intermediate apprenticeship you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Settings

Training will take place on a weekly basis, at Portsmouth College.

If the candidate doesn't have the desired GCSE A*-C grades or equivalent in Maths/English and ICT he/she will need to commit to attend the Functional skills classes (evening training programme-minimum of 12 weeks).

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Portsmouth College


Kristina Korpelova

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017