Early Years Nursery Nurse Apprentice Little Rascals Day Nursery

We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join an experienced and friendly team looking after children from 6 months to 5 years within our good nursery setting.

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Closing date: 15 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship wage according to age

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    3 days a week. Shift patterns are 7.30am – 5.30pm and 8.15am-6.15pm (working 9 hours and 1 hour unpaid break per day). Paid for 27 hours if over 18.

    Total hours per week: 34.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all children and learn how to do this.
 To be vigilant and protect children from harm or abuse, reporting any concerns immediately – in accordance with safeguarding on and whistleblowing policies.
To demonstrate and then ensure that they are responsible for the needs all children in their designated room, following systems to ensure consistent, high-quality care.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

·  In house training by Early Years Tutors. (blended weekly remote delivery)

·  Functional skills if necessary.

·  On-the-job training.

·  Off-the-job training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To secure a permanent position within the setting.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Willingness to learn, Work well with children, Enthusiastic, Friendly, Honest


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

This is an application to study an apprenticeship with the SMB Group. Before being considered for a formal interview with the employer, you will be required to apply and be accessed and have an initial interview by the college. Blended remote weekly sessions delivered by TEAMS. No college campus attendance required.

About the employer

Little Rascals Day Nurseries is a small unique group of nurseries located conveniently on the North and East side of Melton Mowbray. Little Rascals go above and beyond to provide homely environments where children are encouraged nurtured and inspired by highly qualified and experienced staff.


Little Rascals Day Nursery




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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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