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Nursery Nurse Apprentice Ruddington Day Nursery

Apprentice Nursery Nurse required to work in a nursery environment, with opportunities to work at the forest school caring for children from 0-5 years. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 03 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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Day to day duties will include:

  • Ensuring children are within a safe caring environment following the settings safeguarding policy and procedures, under close staff supervision
  • Assist staff to ensure children’s individual care plans and routines are met
  • Provide and support stimulating activities to enhance children’s development
  • Interact positively with children, parents, visitors and other staff members
  • Make a positive contribution towards new ideas for activities and displays
  • Carry out domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of the nursery
  • Meeting and greeting of children and parents
  • Assisting children at mealtimes and preparing a hygienic environment
  • Help to provide children with stimulating activities that relate to their interests and which promote development linking to the EYFS
  • Preparing recourses and helping to create a warm, safe and friendly environment
  • Record and share information to relevant people in a professional manner
  • To gain knowledge from experienced staff using them as a positive role model

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen to have a career in childcare and genuinely enjoys being with young children
  • Enthusiastic approach and a willingness to learn
  • Positive communication skills
  • Able to adapt
  • Work in a team
  • Good listening skills
  • Skills to help make a positive difference to the life of a child

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • To be able to demonstrate empathy and warmth
  • A good work ethic and sense of pride in their role
  • Desire to achieve high standards
  • Good timekeeper

Desired qualifications

Minimum of GCSEs at grade D/3 in English Language or literature and maths (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Upon completion there will be an opportunity to progress onto the level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

A private brand-new state of the art day nursery situated in West Bridgford. The company has three nurseries in its chain and a forest school. The nursery is open 52 weeks of the year from 7.30am to 6.00pm. The company is constantly expanding in the numbers of children and facilities offered to not only the families at the nursery but the community as well. All staff are trained to the highest standards which in turn leads to an outstanding work force and outstanding care for the children.


Ruddington Day Nursery


Grange House

Wilford Road


NG11 6NA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Access Training


Zoe Hayes 07918907110

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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