Apprentice Nursery nurse Happy Day Nursery

As a Nursery Nurse Apprentice you will provide a high standard of care for all children attending Happy Day Nursery. You will work with and support other members of staff as part of a team to meet the development needs of the children.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 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

    37 hours between 7.30am - 6.15pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


Main Duties:

  • To be aware of and involved in the implementation the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To maintain a high standard of time keeping and attendance and to inform the placement of any absence.
  • To respect the philosophy of the nursery and adhere to policies and procedures, including the Equal opportunities policy, Safeguarding Children, Fundamental British Values, Health & Safety and Confidentiality policies
  • To ensure tasks are completed to the best of your ability and to participate in a full range of care and educational activities.
  • To be courteous to staff members, students and parents/carers.
  • To set positive role models for children.
  • To present to placement supervisor in advance any college documentation to be completed.
  • To attend staff meetings.
  • To attend in-house training courses.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A keen candidate who can use their initiative, is hard working and wants a career working with children

Personal qualities

  • A warm, caring and patient nature good communication skills the ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way a sense of responsibility creative ideas for activities
  • An interest in child development an awareness of child safety issues the ability to work in a team a willingness to develop your skills

Qualifications required

Ideally candidates will have GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Advanced Apprenticeship depending on GCSE's in Maths and English and performance on Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

Individuals who already have a Level 4 qualification are now eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only. They are not eligible for funding for an Intermediate Level, Advanced Level or Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship.

About the employer

At Happy Day Nursery we aim to give your child the best start in life. A family-run nursery established for over 40 years, we provide full and part-time care for children aged 0 to 5 years. We have a caring, experienced and fully-qualified team. Our staff stay with us for many years, so you and your little ones will always see familiar faces. Our team members regularly attend in-house and external training courses, including safeguarding, and all hold current paediatric first aid certificates.


Happy Day Nursery


Heath Road



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Training provider

Training will be provided in order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young Peoples Workforce.  Functional Skills Level 1 Maths, English and ICT are completed with the Apprentice if a prior GCSE grade A-C or equivalent has not already been achieved.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College


Jon Hobson 0161 631 5555

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017