Early Years Apprenticeship THE OXFORD NURSERY LIMITED

We are looking for an apprentice to work as part of a team to provide quality care and supervision to children aged between 0 and 5. You will be under the supervision of qualified staff. To undertake training to develop underpinning knowledge and skills in becoming a qualified early years practitioner NVQ2 and Level 3.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50 - £196.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To maintain an educational, caring and professional attitude towards children, parents and staff.
  • To work closely with the team and follow clear instructions.
  • To ensure that risk assessments are understood and followed
  • To maintain confidentiality always both in the workplace and college.
  • Educating and supporting the children’s play both inside and outside.
  • To maintain and comply with all the relevant standards of health & safety both in college and workplace.
  • To adhere to the nursery policies on equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion. Including in-depth training regarding to child protection and whistle blowing.
  • To adhere to security measures and the safety of the children.
  • To assist in meeting all the children’s personal hygiene needs.
  • To follow nursery hygiene procedures ensuring good personal hygiene is followed and correct uniform procedures are followed.
  • To assist in the preparation of light meals and snacks.
  • To report hazards or potential incidents to a member of staff.
  • Write clear observational evidence about a child’s development.
  • Being creative and self-motivated to help provide a varied and interesting environment for children to learn from.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good, reliable, consistent communicator
  • Puts training / theory into practice
  • Good team player

Personal qualities

  • Some suitable life / study experience
  • Capable on computer/tablet 

Qualifications required

GCSE’s Maths and English at grade C and above, preferred but not essential.

Future prospects

To progress to a fully qualified childcare practitioner.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2015 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate is £3.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

About the employer

Our nurseries are family run with warmth, knowledge and empathy. Within that mix we deliver a big dose of enthusiasm to create meaningful fun learning experiences. We are passionate about caring for the needs of children and second only to safety our prime concern is to create an environment to nurture the best start in life. I am privileged to lead such a dedicated and knowledgeable team at The Oxford Nursery. I enjoy my role as mentor and lead support sharing my 27 years’ experience as a primary school teacher and Early Years Professional.





Warpsgrove Lane



OX44 7RW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Childcare
  • Key skills/Functional skills
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Oxford College


Ciera Kent 01865 551881 ciera.kent@activateapprenticeships.co.uk

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