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Apprenticeship Nursery Nurse Crosby Day Nursery

To provide high standards of childcare and education – to include providing a safe, caring environment to enable the emotional, social and educational development of children, through individual attention and group activities.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

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

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • To promote the aims and objectives of the nursery
  • To promote the high standards of the nursery at all times to parents, staff, students and visitors
  • To implement a high standard of physical and emotional care to the children
  • To comply with the policies and procedures of the nursery
  • To implement the settings system to monitor and record accurate child development of your key children and assist other key workers if necessary
  • To ensure good care and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • To be aware and responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of young children and ensuring you comply with these standards
  • That you also comply with these standards to keep yourself, your colleagues and visitors safe
  • To implement a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
  • To deliver a high-quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To respect confidentiality of information received
  • Liaise and have effective communication with parents, other family members and staff to help ensure that the particular needs of children are meet and that parental choice is considered in terms of care given
  • Be aware of the fire drill in accordance with the code of practice
  • To attend staff / planning meetings and training sessions outside working hours
  • To undertake duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the nursery manager
  • To operate activities suitable to the age and ability range of the children in your care in conjunction with other staff
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team
  • To be flexible within working practices of the nursery
  • Be prepared to help where needed in every aspect of the nursery house keeping
  • Report all accidents to the person in charge immediately, ensuring first aid is administer by a trained person
  • Ensure an accident form is completed as soon as the child is safe and well and signed by the person in charge and the parent who collects the child
  • Look at the nursery as a ‘Whole’ and use your time and ability to help maintain the image of the nursery
  • Ensure someone known to the nursery, which has parental permission, collects the child in your care
  • Always ensure permission is gained from the person in charge that you can answer the door
  • Ensure childcare tasks are implemented to a high standard. For example: Access to their continuous provision, planned activities, mealtimes, washing, changing of nappies, support to an unwell child, etc.                              
  • To be aware at all times the high profile of the nursery and to uphold its standards at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clear and concise written skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented, polite and well spoken
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in English and maths 9-4/A*-C preferred. Must work towards functional skills alongside course if necessary. 

Future prospects

Job opportunity at the end of the course for the right person.

About the employer

Crosby Nursery was established in September 2005. It is owned by James and Maria Sedgwick who also own Newtown Road Nursery.

The nursery is situated in the rural village of Crosby On Eden, 5 miles north of Carlisle, open Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm for 51 weeks of the year.

The nursery has five bright airy playrooms which provide age related learning environments.

The nursery has a wonderful large outdoors that is separated into 8 specific learning areas where the children explore and enjoy the outdoor world.


Crosby Day Nursery


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katy Richardson 01228 593446

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard


  • How children learn, Child development
  • Attachment; Safeguarding and child protection; Health and safety
  • Reporting medical/non-medical incidents and emergencies
  • Safe storage and disposal of medicines; Childhood illnesses
  • Dietary guidance; EYFS framework; Special educational needs and disabilities
  • Impact of behaviour on babies and children
  • Reflective practice and continued professional development, Voice of the child


  • Support babies and children through transition; Recognise abuse
  • Infection control; Promote health and wellbeing
  • Care routines: Activities to support communication, play, creativity, social development, reading, writing and mathematics
  • Work alongside parents/carers
  • Continuous professional development


  • Care and compassion; Honesty, trust and integrity
  • Positive work ethic; Being team-focused
  • Commitment to improve outcomes for children
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way
  • Professional practice
  • English and maths 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 

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: 30 Sep 2021