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Nursery Apprentice Cuddles & Care Nursery

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local nursery in Eastleigh are looking for a L2 (or L3) Nursery Apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2022

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

    35 hours per week tbc

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Are you looking to train in childcare? Friendly, local nursery in Eastleigh  are looking for a L2 (or L3) Nursery Apprentice to join their team.

As a Nursery Apprentice, you will contribute to a high quality caring environment for children.

This includes:

  • Creating warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally.
  • Under supervision you will provide all aspects of care for children including washing, changing and feeding.
  • Acting as key worker to a small group of children and recording observations and planning for them.
  • Assisting with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Being aware of the nurseries policies and procedures and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Completing all work to desired timescales as set by Showcase Tutor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Someone who ideally has some experience working with children (babies, toddlers or pre-school)

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Reliable 
  • Creative person

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English at 4/C grade or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential.


Future prospects

Once completing your L2 (or L3) Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full time position and further training.

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact James on 07715 658042

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 official 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 building was located to cater for the needs of local parents in the Eastleigh area. In December of 2009 Cuddles and Care Too was born, located at 105 Leigh Road. Whilst preparing the premises of Cuddles and Care Too we approached to purchase the Crescent Pre-school which transferred to our ownership in 2008.
All sites share the same executive team who are all well trained, motivated and mothers themselves, and they all adopt the same philosophy for your childcare needs.

Gail, Jayne and Penny have extensive experience of childcare and as parents themselves understand the importance of immersing children in both fun and educational activities. Gail has a BA in working with children and has qualified to Early Years Professional Status.  


Cuddles & Care Nursery



Leigh Road


SO50 9DW

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Training provider

Showcase Training LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Showcase Training Ltd


James Sproat 07715658042

NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

  • Functional Skills: English and Maths at level 1 minimum (unless exempt)
  • End Point Assessment

If the chosen candidate has a valid L2 Childcare qualification or sufficient experience in childcare, the L3 Standard will be offered on an 18 month basis

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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