Apprentice Early Years Practitioner

Creative Days Nursery

Creative Days Nursery, are looking to recruit an Apprentice Practitioner in a family run outstanding children's day nursery. Working with children under 5 in their earliest years.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 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 £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 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

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Mar 2017

Date posted

09 Feb 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Creative Days Nursery, are looking to recruit an  Apprentice Practitioner in a family run outstanding children's day nursery.


Working with children under 5 in their earliest years you will  help ensure the safety and security of children in the setting whilst promoting the children's learning and enjoyment through planned play experiences.


The role will include:

  • Supporting children's care routines such as meal and sleep times.
  • Helping to prepare, carry out and clear away a wide range of childcare activities from outdoor play to creative activities and reading stories.
  • To supervise and support children's play extending their interests ensuring they feel safe and secure at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Committed.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Reliable.
  • Able to communicate well with children and adults.
  • Able to work as an effective team member and use own initiative.

Personal qualities

  • Must be passionate to learn and develop personally.
  • Caring.
  • Nurturing.
  • Patient with good communication skills.

Qualifications required

  • Must have a passion to work with children and develop your career.
  • No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

To gain a recognised level 2 childcare qualification.

Things to consider

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About the employer

Creative Days Nursery is a privately owned nursery residing in the grounds of Heath Fields primary school, Field Avenue, Hatton, Derbyshire, offering quality childcare and education in a caring, friendly environment where the children feel relaxed, secure and content, developing each child’s personality, allowing them to grow at their own rate. We have a large indoor play room and for outdoor play we have a large shaded area with lots of equipment for use in all weathers. All our outside play areas are securely fenced. We are currently registered with Ofsted to care for 48 children, we offer wrap around care for children from birth – 12 years of age. The nursery is open every day except for Bank holidays and for one week over Christmas. There is no charge for these, the nursery closes at 1pm on Christmas Eve.


Creative Days Nursery


Field Avenue



DE65 5EQ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills Application of Number Level 1
  • Functional Skills Communication Level 1
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and safety / Manual handling course

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2017