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Apprentice Nursery Nurse Stepping Stones Montessori Nursery

Stepping Stones was founded in 1996 and are based in two rooms at Church of God Prophecy in Kitto Road. We cater for up to 29 children aged between 6 months and 5 years. Our aims and objectives are to provide high quality childcare for young children and their families, enable parents to return to education or work.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,960.00 - £14,040.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8 hours a day excluding a one hour lunch break. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To be responsible for the safety and welfare of the children.
  • To promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, educational and social development of the children.
  • To ensure that there is a stimulating and varied programme of activities available to the children at all times.
  • To ensure that the children are offered a nutritious and varied diet, appropriate to their age and development.
  • To encourage, through example, alternatives to sexual stereo-typing imposed by society
  • To ensure that the children are kept clean, and encouraged to wash their hands, wipe their noses etc. The children must always be escorted to the toilet.
  • To be aware of the effect that racism in society and in ourselves has on children; to give every child in the nursery a positive image of its own particular ethnic background, through the attitude of staff and by the use of play and display materials.
  • To notify the officer-in-charge or his/her deputy when each child is collected by their parent/carer.


  • To keep progress records and reports the children.
  • To develop and maintain a warm and supportive relationship with the parents, children and staff.
  • To participate in planning activities.
  • To ensure that all toys, equipment and materials are safe for the use of pre-school children, and in a good state of repair. Toys must be washed once a week.
  • To perform any other duties required at the discretion of the officer-in-charge or management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must have good written and verbal communication skills and be computer literate.

Personal qualities

Must look presentable and be punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs in maths and English, minimum C/4  or equivalent

Future prospects

A permanent full time position would be offered subject to satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship

About the employer

Stepping Stones was founded in 1996 and has been under the same management ever since. Housed in two rooms within the Church of God of Prophecy in Kitto Road, we are able to cater for up to 29 children aged between 6 months and 5 years old


Stepping Stones Montessori Nursery



Kitto Road


SE14 5TW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hawk Training Group

Online or in-person training around the curriculum, well-being and safe-guarding – this is the same training given to all staff.

Apprenticeship Programme
Programme: Early Years Practitioners
Level: 2
Duration: 12 months
Course Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Apprenticeship Delivery: Work based qualification. A tutor will visit you every 4-6 weeks in your workplace.

What will be achieved?

  • Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioners
  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if no prior exemption)

What will be involved at level 2?

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship is made up of several components which develop the practitioner’s knowledge, skills and behaviour.

The programme is spread across 12 months and covers 11 units across 2 themes:

Following enrolment and induction, programme units are grouped into 2 themes which complement each other. These are:

  1. Health, Safety & Wellbeing
  2. Children’s Learning & Development

As part of government policy to raise the quality of an apprentice’s learning, a ‘20% off the job learning’ policy applies to apprenticeships. Off-the-job training can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022