Apprentice Nursery Practitioner Melrose Day Nursery School

An exciting opportunity has arisen in a small, friendly day nursery. We are looking for someone who likes to have fun with children and can come up with new and interesting things to do. If you like to get messy, enjoy working with children and can work as part of a team then this may be the job for you​.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours – over 4 days 7.30am-6pm and one day off or 40 hours over 5 days with shifts between 7.30am-6pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties

  • Operate a programme of activities suitable to the age range of children in your room in conjunction with other staff;
  • To keep a proper record of achievement file on your key children, for parents/carers;
  • Work with parents/carers of special needs children to give full integration in the Setting;
  • Support all staff and engage in a good staff team;
  • Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members;
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities, eg training, monthly staff meetings etc
  • To be flexible within working practices of the Setting. Be prepared to help where needed, including to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Setting, eg preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.;
  • Work alongside the manager and staff team to ensure that the philosophy behind the nursery is fulfilled;
  • Recording accidents in the children’s file.
  • Look upon the Setting as a “whole” - where can your help be most utilised, be constantly aware of the needs of children;
  • Ensure child is collected by someone known to Setting;
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received;
  • To develop your role within the team especially with regard as a key worker;

Specific Child Care Tasks:

  • The preparation and completion of activities to suit the child's stage of development;
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing;
  • Washing and changing children as required;
  • Providing comfort and warmth to an ill child;
  • To ensure the Setting of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
  • To be aware of the high profile of the setting and to uphold its standards at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proactive
  • Creative
  • Excellent Communication Skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Outgoing
  • Genuine love of children and willing to get messy

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 GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English and performance on Level 2 programme.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Melrose is a private day nursery school for 0 -8 year old children. We have been established for nearly 40 years and are extremely proud of our reputation for offering the best in quality childcare and the finest pre-school education. The nursery is designed to provide a cosy, homely but stimulating and secure environment. Children are grouped according to their age and stage of development in bright, spacious self-contained rooms. The nursery has a lovely secure garden which as well as a large lawn, has a good sized paved area to allow for outdoor play all year round.


Melrose Day Nursery School


6 Melrose Avenue


M33 3AZ

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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: 22 Sep 2017