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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Sawston Nursery

You will join a team to look after the children in the care of the nursery. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to undertake an Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 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

    You will work Monday to Friday with one day college attendance. Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Main responsibilities to include:

  • Assist in maintaining and developing the safe, educational ‘Learning through Play’ environment
  • Assist trained staff in planning and recording the activities offered to each child
  • Be aware of Health and Safety issues
  • Prepared to take on any relevant duties determined by the employer from time to time
  • Attend whole staff meetings and assist with events outside Nursery as and when required
  • Be prepared to train in Paediatric first aid, safeguarding children and basic food hygiene
  • Qualities and Experience Required
  • You will have a professional and mature approach to work
  • You will need to be flexible in relation to your working hours
  • Reliable and conscientious in your care of the children
  • You will need to be an effective team member

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good problem solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to be trained and developed
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Well presented
  • Polite
  • Punctual
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

GCSE in English and maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents.

Future prospects

Training will be provided to the suitable candidate whilst working in the nursery.

The possibility of a full-time job could be available at the end of the Apprenticeship. However, this will be dependent on the motivation and dedication demonstrated to this role.

Things to consider

  • On site parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Easy access to well supplied village
  • Good transport links, bus, and train
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic team

About the employer

We are a 70 place, day Nursery in Sawston, Cambridge who provide quality day care for children aged between 3 months and 4 years. The nursery has a large team of Nursery Practitioners with different qualifications in childcare.

We have free parking for our staff and can offer a uniform and continuous support and development of skills to new employees.


Sawston Nursery


Tannery Road


CB22 3UW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Camilla 07814 507777

  • Apprenticeship in Early Years Practitioner delivered weekly at Cambridge Regional College 
  • Functional Skills maths (if GCSE or equivalent A-C (9-4) is not already achieved)
  • Functional Skills English (if GCSE or equivalent A-C (9-4) is not already achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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