Apprentice Nursery Assistant Cuddles & Care Nursery

Fun, Enthusiastic and Hardworking apprentice required to join our friendly, family orientated, home from home nursery in Eastleigh. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable on the job experience and help and support to complete your child care NVQ portfolio.

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Closing date: 30 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 various shifts available minimum start of 16 hours per week increasing to a maximum of 40.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well presented, reliable person to join our small independant Nursery in Eastleigh. The right candidate will have a passion for working with children, to help and support them grow and learn. This opportunity supports  a child care apprenticeship  with on the job training and support to complete your portfolio and get your childcare qualification at either a level 2 or 3 standard. We will also provide other mandatory training to support your professional growth such as first aid and child protection. The position will be for a minimum of 40 hours per week, and the perfect candidate many already have completed a child care NVQ level 2 and wish to complete their level 3. You will need to be adaptable, reliable, keen to learn and prepared to get messy, you will learn a large range of skills and be mentored by one of our senior members of staff. We are based in a house in a residential area and run our Nursery as an extension of our family, in a home from home environment. Previous experience with child would be an advantage but not a requirement. Being fun, enthusiastic and hardworking are a must.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Being able to relate to children at their level
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Positive personality

Qualifications required

None required

Future prospects

If you start with your level 2 qualification, we will look to support you complete your level 3, then the possibility of a permanent child care position being available.

About the employer

Cuddles and Care was set up in 2005 by Gail and her two daughters Jayne and Penny as an independent Childminding service.
As the business blossomed it became apparent that a larger premises were required, so 177 Leigh Road was purchased and converted into a Children's Day Care Nursery.
The inaugural opening was in June 2006 and since then the premises has been extended to allow more room for the little ones.

Due to the level of care provided and an excellent reputation for Childcare another premises were located to cater for the needs of local parents in the Eastleigh area. In December of 2009 Cuddles and Care Too was born. Whilst preparing the premisises of Cuddles and Care Too we where approached to purchase the Crescent Pre-school which transferred to our ownership in 2008. All sites share the management team who are all well trained and motivated (they are all mums), and the same philosophy for your childcare needs.
Both Nurseries are open 5 days a week for 51 weeks of the year and, the pre-school is open during Hampshire County Councils term time.


Cuddles & Care Nursery



Leigh Road


SO50 9DW

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Training provider

The successful candidates will work towards the Children and Young Person’s Workforce Level 2 alongside Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if necessary.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by FNTC Training & Consultancy

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017