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Apprenticeship in Childcare (Waingels Gardens Day Nursery) FORBURY GARDENS DAY NURSERY LTD

You will work five days a week at your nursery setting as a nursery assistant, gaining your practical experience. This will involve a range of activities from arts and crafts to singing and outdoor play. You will then attend college to gain your apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8:00am and 6:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Activities will include:

  • Maintain accurate and effective children’s records 
  • Respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality 
  • Support, promote and implement policies relating to diversity and equality 
  • Work well as part of a team 
  • Work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the nursery day 
  • Work in partnership with parents 
  • Attend parent events and meetings as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Previous experience in childcare is not a necessity but can help. A genuine interest in wanting to care for children is essential. 

Personal qualities

  • Learners must be caring, professional and able to work well as a team
  • Good time keeping, patience and enthusiasm are all positive qualities for nursery assistants
  • Reliable, punctual and trustworthy 
  • Enjoys being creative 
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm at all times 
  • An understanding of and respect for the diversity of families 
  • Appropriate level of maturity and personal confidence 
  • A willingness to reflect on their own practice 
  • The candidate can demonstrate an awareness of confidentiality requirements and basic understanding of child safeguarding

Desired qualifications

No qualifications are required for this apprenticeship. Functional skills including maths and English are covered as part of the apprenticeship. A clear CRB may be required by the nursery.

Future prospects

Learners can use this qualification to go into various care roles. You can progress onto the advanced apprenticeship and work your way up in the nursery going into team leading and management roles.

You could also use your experience to go into teaching, nursing, midwifery, play work and social work. There are many directions you can go with your apprenticeship should you wish.

Things to consider

Childcare is not about playing with babies all day. There will be a variety of activities to plan and deliver each day. You may have key children that you look after and will have to communicate with staff, children, managers and parents at the nursery.

There will be a lot of cleaning to do and you may have to work long hours, although this will vary with each employer. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

The Nursery is situated in a new purpose built, single story property within the grounds of Waingels College. There is plenty of parking for dropping off and collecting your child. We also have storage assigned for prams, pushchairs and scooters.

We have a secure outside play area with artificial grass, for children to ride bikes and scooters, play in the sand pit and enjoy a variety of different activities. We also have a nature area for children to explore and learn about growing plants and vegetables.




c/o Waingels College

Waingels Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chiltern Training Ltd


Admissions Team 0118 9566995

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Function Skills, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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