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Are you looking to train in childcare and earn a wage whilst working within a Nursery setting? Friendly nursery in Charminster, Bournemouth are looking for a L2 (or L3) Nursery Apprentice to join their team (dependant on experience).

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    36.5 hours per week; shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To undertake a childcare qualification whilst working as an integral member of the team, to help support staff in creating a safe, constructive and stimulating environment for the children
  • To learn to understand children’s individual needs appropriate to their age and level of development
  • Help organising and implementing as part of a team appropriate activities.
  • Assess key children on EyLog when competent to do so
  • To carry out any reasonable duties requested by the Head of Room, once competent to do so
  • To ensure that all safeguarding procedures are followed and ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • To assist in the maintenance of toys and equipment ensuring that they are safe to play with and use
  • Report any damaged toys, equipment or physical environment to the Head of Room
  • To report any accident or incident relating to children, staff or visitors, once competent to do so
  • To ensure every effort is made to co-operate with the Head of Room in all matters of Health and Safety once competent to do so
  • As part of the induction you must be aware of, understand and adhere to all record systems, policies and procedures
  • To understand the importance of healthy eating and a balanced diet and assist in the serving of meals for the children
  • To understand and comply with the Nursery’s Fire Drill
  • To attend and take part in Nursery Staff Meetings once monthly
  • To attend and take part in two Nursery staff training sessions a year and the summer picnic
  • To give a commitment to continual professional development training, staff supervisions and appraisals
  • To ensure that front lobby and hallways are kept clean and tidy at all times

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

  • NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Functional Skills: English and Maths at level 1 minimum (unless exempt)
  • End Point Assessment

If the candidate already holds a Level 2 in Childcare, the Level 3 Standard option is available (18 months).

Training completed via work based visits at the nursery and 3.5 hour study time provided for coursework

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once completing your L2/L3 Apprenticeship, you may be offered a full-time position and further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C and above) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Early Years (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Please check that you can travel to this employer on a daily basis before applying. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact James on 07715 658042.

About the employer

The Corner House Day Nursery is situated in a large beautiful Edwardian House, in a quiet residential area a few minutes from Bournemouth Town centre. It has stimulating, well lit, warm rooms with a home from home feel about them. The Corner House Nursery is open from 8:00 am – 6:00pm for 51 weeks per year and closes for bank holidays. We offer the free 15 hours per week under the EYFF scheme, for 3- and 4-year olds and the 2-year-old funding is available for children who meet the required criteria. We also cater for children with special needs where possible.




62 Portchester Road



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Training provider



James Sproat


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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