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Nursery Practitioner Apprentice PEPPERBERRY DAY NURSERIES LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to show their passion of working with children in a very popular nursery that would include: Care for and supervise a Key Group of children in a Varity of roles, assisting with safe, creative, appropriate play opportunities, preparing activities within a stimulating environment

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Closing date: 27 May 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

    Between 7.30am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Duties include:

  • Assisting with the full care of children i.e. ensuring that their physical needs (food and personal hygiene) are met
  • Assisting with safe, creative, appropriate play opportunities, preparing activities within a stimulating environment
  • To be aware of responsibilities in respect of promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, and work alongside others to ensure that this is achieved
  • Assisting with the provision of healthy nutritional snacks and meals
  • Assisting the Room Supervisor with daily record keeping
  • Observation and assessment of key children, once delegated
  • Administering First Aid, as appropriate
  • Undertake training as appropriate
  • Carry out responsibilities and activities within an equal opportunities framework
  • Work within the settings Policies and Procedures
  • To be coherent with the EYFS and work with Supervisors, Management and others to ensure they are fully adhered to
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to undertake an NVQ Level 2 Early Years Educator
  • Experience of working with children 0-5 years, or genuine desire to learn to
  • An understanding of good quality childcare and willingness to continuously improve standards
  • Desirable but not essential: Current First Aid Certificate / Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Organised
  • Patient
  • Eagerness to learn and progress
  • Ability to use judgement and common sense
  • Ability to work as a team
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ability to assist and facilitate safe, creative play
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to meet children’s individual needs

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths at a pass grade.

Future prospects

Hopefully leading to full time job for the right candidate.

Things to consider

  • Always ensure children’s safety
  • AT all timed provide a warm and caring environment for children and take an interest in the children and their families, always treat them as individuals and with respect
  • For an apprentice in the first year of their apprenticeship would be entitled to £4.30 per hour
  • For an apprentice aged 21-22 who has completed their first year is entitled to £8.36
  • 23 and over are entitled to £8.91 per hour
  • Based on the experience we are after I would say the minimum is £8.36 per hour, but would be dependent on age

About the employer

A children's nursery that will make a positive difference to your child´s future development. Based in the centre of Wilmslow, we care for new babies and children up to the age of 5 and have limited spaces available. We pride ourselves on being able to make a positive influence on your child’s future educational, physical and social development.




Cygnet Court

Hawthorn Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Apprenticeship Works


Alison Askew

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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