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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Archfield House Nursery School

Archfield Nursery are looking for passionate Apprentice Early Years Practitioners to join their team. They have 4 groups; Ducklings (babies), Beehive (Toddlers), Squirrels (2-3’s) and Wise Owls (Pre-School) and a sister nursery; Woodland House Nursery which is based in Clifton.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £160.00 - £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties will include:

  • To provide and maintain a high quality service to children and their families working as part of a staff team to meet children’s individual needs
  • To safeguard children, promote their welfare and take responsibility for following safeguarding procedures
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with children and families
  • To assist with the planning and delivery of a wide range of opportunities to meet children’s needs
  • To work within the EYFS Statutory Framework and Ofsted Early Years Inspection Framework and promote high standards of care for the children. Personal care such as nappy changes are all staff members responsibilities
  • To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting, using the development plan
  • To maintain children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the setting and on trips
  • To work as a positive role model and member of the staff team
  • To maintain positive working relationships with relevant internal and external professionals

At Archfield House Nursery, you will be working towards the Early Years Practitioner Level 2 (or 3) Apprenticeship Standard over 15 months. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills – verbal and written 
  • Self-reflective and ready to learn 
  • Are able to take feedback 
  • Have the ability to support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and encourages diversity 
  • Have the ability to complete basic administrative tasks

Personal qualities

  • You must be passionate about providing a fantastic, loving, caring and joyful environment for the children
  • Be hard working, honest and friendly
  • Want to share your interests, skills and hobbies with the children, families and team to create a diverse society within the nursery setting

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications required 

Future prospects

  • With the benefit of 2  nursery settings, this enables fantastic routes for progression. They also have leaders in many aspects, not just Room Managers or Deputy Managers etc. For example, they have leaders of Outdoor Learning, leaders of the use of technology, leaders of children’s rights and many more

Things to consider

  • The vacancy dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy could close early

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Archfield has been a nursery since 1986 and is situated in a beautiful building that has expanded over the past 15 years. We pride ourselves in being a very forward thinking, reflective team who want the very best for children, families and our staff team.


Archfield House Nursery School



Archfield Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 or 3 
Functional Skills in Maths and English 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2021