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Apprentice Nursery Nurse - Level 3 Early Years Nightingale Nursery

As an Apprentice Nursery Assistant, you will ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children placed in the nursery. You will also give support to other personnel within the nursery and implement the daily routine in the base room.

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Closing date: 20 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

    Monday – Friday, between 7:30am – 6pm on a shift basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist in this superior quality of care. In addition, regular quality assurance audit tools are accessed to aid the delivery of our unique service and regular meetings are held with parents and other professionals to enable us to reflect on our practice.

Remember – childcare is not a 9-5 job. It is very important that you have a passion for working with young children. The role will be lots of fun, but it is still very important to remain professional. There will be lots to learn, but don’t worry, you won’t be expected to know everything from day one. The most important thing in this role will be that you are motivated to learn and excited to engage with children on a daily basis. If you’re still reading this and want to apply, then we want to hear from you!

Duties will include:

  • Helping to set up activities for the children
  • Supporting children to engage in activities and participate with others
  • Supporting children at mealtimes and assisting with eating and drinking
  • Getting involved in creative and messy play with the children
  • Helping children to sing, read, count and join in with imaginative play
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times
  • Helping to plan activities and games
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished
  • Any other duties requested by the manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Of course, any previous childcare experience and/or relevant qualification would be great, but what is really important, is that you have a genuine interest in childcare and desire to work with young children. You'll need to have:

  • Good team working skills
  • Basic knowledge of health and safety
  • Basic knowledge of safeguarding

Personal qualities

You’ll need to be:

  • Positive attitude
  • Energetic

Desired qualifications

Ideally GCSE grades A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent qualifications in maths and English.

If necessary, there will be an opportunity for undertake Functional Skills maths & English as part of your Apprenticeship training.

Future prospects

As with any apprenticeship opportunity – if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business.

Things to consider

You MUST have a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

About the employer

Nightingale Nurseries Ltd is a small family- run business. We have two settings, one in Sawley, Long Eaton which has been established since 1997, and a new one in Castle Donington.

The business is well established in their area and currently provides care to a number of children from a variety of areas and backgrounds, in fun and nurturing surroundings. You'll be joining an existing team of between 10-15, and will report to Nursery Manager and Room Leaders.


Nightingale Nursery



Tamworth Road


NG10 3FB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CT Skills


Lesley Bell

  • Level 2 Early Years Educatoritioner 
  • Level 2 Maths & English Functional Skills (as necessary)

Depending on prior learning we may consider you for the Level 3 Early Years Educator standard instead. 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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