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Nursery Apprentice The Cradle Nursery

We are looking for dedicated, hard-working and enthusiastic candidates to work with children at The Cradle Nursery. Could this be the role you have been looking for? Apply now!

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Closing date: 05 Feb 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

    Monday - Friday, hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • To assist with planning activities to support Room leader
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To know and understand the EYFS, learning journeys, observe and track their key children
  • To be well-presented at all times during nursery working hours
  • To be punctual and reliable
  • To support all staff to create a good working relationship with all team members
  • To understand and implement room timetables and routines on a day to day basis
  • To liaise closely with parents and to update them daily on their child’s progress
  • To participate in out of working hours activities - e.g. training, monthly staff meetings, fundraising events etc.
  • To be responsible for the changing nappies, completing daily diaries, evidencing and taking photos
  • To be flexible with the working practices, be prepared to help when other areas of the nursery may be short staffed or with domestic duties or other duties specified by the nursery manager/room leader
  • To keep rooms clean, tidy and organised 
  • To actively promote and support safeguarding of all present in the workplace, ensuring setting policies and procedures are monitored at all times
  • To prepare age appropriate  activities and ensure their learning environment is of a high standard
  • To complete any work and assignments set by college, ask for support from supervisors if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good sense of humour
  • Creative, passionate and enthusiastic 
  • Punctual
  • Caring nature
  • Can work well as a member of a team
  • Can communicate comfortably with children, parents and team mates
  • Patient and friendly

Personal qualities

  • Are 16 or over, have a passion for children and an attitude for learning?
  • Are able to commit to a full apprenticeship programme
  • Holding a passion for education and educating our children
  • Good timekeeping
  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Permanent position after the completion of the apprenticeship.

About the employer


Welcome to The Cradle Nursery, a dedicated and purpose-built place to provide excellence in nurturing the future of our children. We understand how difficult it is to find a suitable environment where your child’s first formative years will be spent away from you. That is why we have taken care of every detail in the setting, to make sure that we provide the ‘home away from home’ environment. Our mission is to offer our Cradle children happy, safe, and stimulating surroundings in order for them to learn and explore, have creative experiences, and stay active.


The Cradle Nursery



Leicester Road


LE18 1JX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wise Origin


Cherine 07881 363147

Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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