Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Sunshine Nursery

Fantastic child care nursery from Southampton requires eager to learn apprentice to assist the nursery team in their task of ensuring that all children attending the setting receive high quality care. are kept safe and receive stimulating play experiences.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Care and Education:

  • Provide high standards of quality within the nursery including the environment, resources and experiences offered to children
  • Comply with the statutory framework for the EYFS and relevant legislation
  • To ensure that activities take into account the individual needs of each child
  • To develop high quality interactions with children, to observe, support and extend their thinking and learning
  • Ensure effective observation, assessment and planning
  • Work in partnership with parents to ensure they are kept fully informed
  • To respect the culture and religious beliefs of all children and keep the "Unique Child" at the heart of everything you do
  • Demonstrate inclusive practice and role model behaviour
  • Promote the welfare of children and ensure that they are kept safe
  • Work with the management team to continuously improve quality of childcare and early years education
  • To support the nursery in its delivery of quality childcare
  • Ensure that in all dealings with colleagues you are polite and courteous at all times
  • Ensure that rooms are left clean and tidy at the end of your shift
  • Report all room maintenance requirements to the manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • An enthusiastic approach to work
  • Good organisational skills
  • A genuine love of and enjoyment from working with children

Personal qualities

  • Eager to learn
  • Friendly personality
  • Honest reliable and flexible

Qualifications required

GCSE in Maths and English ( A-E ) or equivalent. 

Future prospects

If the apprentice proves successful with his/ her duties, the role may be expanded once the apprenticeship is over.

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Welcome to Sunshine Nursery which has been providing education and care for children between the ages of 4 months and 5 years for over 20 years. We offer a family atmosphere to establish a ‘home away from home’ feeling for your child. Our aim is to provide a learning environment which helps your child to develop at their own pace and meets their interests and fascinations. As an independent group established in 1991, Sunshine Nursery is ideally placed to offer the very best in childcare and education in partnership with our parents. We appreciate that peace of mind is of utmost importance to parents, which is why you can rest assured that at Sunshine Nursery, your child is in safe hands.


Sunshine Nursery


36 Thornbury Avenue


SO15 5BR

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Training provider

Training will be provided by Training Associates, providing the successful apprentice with an NVQ Level 2 in Children and Young Peoples Workforce or an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Practitioner.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

Training Associates (Surrey)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Associates


Sara Warry 02380 010210

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017