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Nursery Apprentice Nellys Nursery

Can you see the magic in a muddy puddle? Have you always wanted to work with children and truly make a difference in the lives of little people? If so, then please read on as we have fantastic opportunities for aspiring nursery nurses to join us and enter the world of early years education.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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

    35 hours a week minimum, between the hours of 8am -6pm; shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    03 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties/responsibilities to include:

  • Undertake a developmental programme leading to an Early Years Qualification as part of an apprenticeship which is achieved within the given timescale
  • Actively participate in your own development plan working through the qualification with the qualification provider and with the nursery setting too
  • Undertake induction training in the nursery with a named mentor
  • Keep your mentor informed of your progress and to raise any concerns or issues with them
  • Support the nursery staff to observe, plan and maintain accurate children’s records
  • Develop a sound understanding of Safeguarding Policies
  • Undertake a shared responsibility for the care of children, health, safety and cleanliness throughout the nursery

We would love you to join our team as we embark on accreditation to 'The Curiosity Approach', promoting awe and wonder in early childhood. This is a unique style of learning for children to be engaged in the joy of DOING rather than the end result.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Holds a passion for education and educating our children
  • Believes in shaping a future for not only the children but themselves
  • Is articulate & friendly
  • Able to commit to the full apprenticeship programme
  • Holds a passion for learning about Childcare and reliable to boot
  • Passionate about working with children
  • Interest in working in childcare as a career
  • Ability to be playful with children

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in English and maths is preferable.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, suitable candidates may be offered permanent positions if available.

Things to consider

What we can offer YOU!

  • A competitive training salary
  • Ongoing personal and professional development
  • A graduating probation bonus of £150
  • 1 Week shut down at Christmas
  • A great and friendly place to work
  • The support of a very experienced team and Nursery Manager

We are an equal opportunities employer. However, due to the nature of the role the successful applicant must be able to undertake and provide a clear enhanced DBS check and satisfactory referencing.

About the employer

Each of our nurseries follows our simple ethos — that children should be allowed to be children and the adults who look after them should believe that too. We pride ourselves on delivering very high quality childcare for children from 3 months until 5 years of age. We believe that we can do this because we have fantastic facilities, we employ dedicated, fun, caring, inspiring people and we are all passionate about what we do. We open from 7.30 to 18.30 each weekday and close for bank holidays, approximately 2 weeks over Christmas and for 4 staff training days per year.


Nellys Nursery


All Saints Church

Rosendale Road

SE21 8LN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Childcare Company



Over 18 months, you will study units like health & safety, child development, safeguarding, communication, purposeful play, educational programmes, supporting children with additional needs, collaborative working, wellbeing principles, child protection, supporting key life transitions and behaviour management.

If you do not hold GCSEs in maths & English (or equivalent), these will be delivered with the apprenticeship programme. alongside your job role, 20% of your time in work must be dedicated to developing new skills. This can be any time devoted to learning.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you will achieve a Level 3 qualification and a TQUK Diploma in Early Years and Apprentices must successfully complete the Apprentices must successfully complete a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS Framework

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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