Advanced Nursery Nurse Apprentice Under 5s Roundabout

Under Fives Roundabout work term-time only in a pre-school in a beautiful purpose-built building and fabulous outdoor space just off Histon Road, next to Mayfield Primary School. As an apprentice, you will work as part of our dedicated Nursery team who look after 32 children aged 2 years 9 months to just before they start school.

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Closing date: 23 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 Thursday 08.30am to 3.20pm at the Nursery; Fridays in College.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roundabout is a great environment to learn about outstanding  childcare practice and to be part of a passionate, dedicated team.  You will receive plenty of support and encouragement as you learn about the importance of  providing excellent quality care and education in a special early years setting.  You will be a member of a team of very experienced and qualified preschoool practitioners who all work with small children in a preschool environment.  You will be fully involved in care and education of children aged between 2 years and 9 months and 5 years, as well as building relationships with parents and carers of the children in our care. 

Duties will include:

  • Providing, with guidance, intimte care to the children, such as
  • changing nappies
  • Assisting with clothing changes
  • Teaching children to be independent whilst striking a fine balance of support.

You should be prepared to contribute to planning and carrying out suitable activities

You will also help with housekeeping tasks such as ensuring the environment is safe, clean, stimulating and age-approproate for the children.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Positive attitude
  • Calm
  • Team player
  • Good interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Willingness to learn
  • Enjoy being around small children

Qualifications required

It would be preferable for you to have English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above.

Future prospects

Once you have completed your apprenticeship there is a very strong possibility you will continue to have a role in our preschool, as have our previous apprentices.

About the employer

The preschool group is run in our purpose built building adjacent to Mayfield Primary School. The toddler group meets in the community room at Mayfield Primary School. Preschool provides for children aged from 2 years 9 months until they start school. Toddler Group is for parents/carers and their children, from birth to 3 years. Staff All of our staff are well qualified and experienced and all adults who work with the children on a regular basis have enhanced criminal records checks and background checks. In addition, we may have extra members of staff working as one-to-one support to particular children, students on placement or work experience and regular volunteers.
Committee Under Fives Roundabout is run by an elected committee, which ensures that major decision-making is in the hands of the parents who use the groups. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, the employment and appraisal of members of staff, fundraising, and many other tasks that ensure the smooth running or our groups. Our Annual General Meeting at which the committee for the following year is elected is held in October. Under Fives Roundabout is a registered charity and not-for-profit community group, established in 1980 in the Round Church Hall. We moved into our own premises for the preschool in September 2008. The building is located on grounds leased from the County Council at Mayfield Primary School and was built thanks to alot of hard work by a team of parents and staff.
Our policies are reviewed by staff and committee on a rolling basis throughout the year, and new policies or procedures are added as required.


Under 5s Roundabout


School Bungalow

Warwick Road



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Training provider

You will study for an Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce.  This will include

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level 2.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Apprenticeships Team 01223 418778

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017