Nursery Nurse Apprentice Brookside Academy

Brookside Academy currently have a vacancy for a Nursery Nurse apprentice. They are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and reliable person to contribute to the caring environment they provide for children within their care.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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. Minimum of 30 hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Brookside Nursery is a dynamic nursery offering nursery provision in Street and to the surrounding areas. It provides high quality child care for children between the ages of 0 and 5 years. We currently have a vacancy within our nursery for an apprentice to join our team.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work within the nursery with children aged 0 to 5 years supporting our practitioners in delivering high quality care and education. As a member of our team you will support the day to day activities for the children, support their learning and monitor their development. The successful applicant will work as a key worker under the direction of the supervisor. Other duties will include:


  • Aid setting and clearing up the nursery
  • Provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment for the children and their families.
  • Engaging with the children
  • Build relationships and liaise closely with parents and other professionals involved within the nursery.
  • Implement and deliver the curriculum.
  • Contribute to planning.
  • Ensure that the children’s needs are met by offering structure, care and stability.
  • Work in partnership with other team members.
  • Respecting the confidentiality and privacy of information.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A willingness to learn and work alongside practitioners within the setting
  • An interest in children and how they develop and play

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Sense of humour
  • Confident
  • The ability to work using own initiative

Qualifications required

Good secondary education. 

Future prospects

By becoming part of the team at Brookside Nursery you will have the opportunity to work with a highly skilled team and learn skills that will support you through your working life.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): 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. For more information visit:

About the employer

Brookside Academy offers mainstream and specialist provision from 0 to 11. We are a unique setting where experienced staff, excellent facilities and high expectations are key to ensuring all children can achieve.


Brookside Academy


Brooks Road


BA16 0PR

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce
  • PLTS
  • ERR
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT (if necessary) 

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017