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Nursery Cook Apprentice YMCA Newark & Sherwood

The Nursery Cook Apprentice will predominantly work with the Nursery Chef in the kitchen, supporting with preparing and serving meals to the children. They will also support the Nursery Team where required. Supporting the Early Years Educators and Nursery Assistants with the day to day running of the childcare aspect of the nursery provision.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday – Friday. Nursery is open from 7:30 – 18:00 (hours to suit the nursery rotas).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but will not be limited to;

  • Assisting the Nursery Chef in serving good quality nutritious food in a clean and welcoming environment keeping children at the heart of the service. 
  • To ensure compliance with Health & Safety and all food regulations.  
  • Where required, support within the Nursery and deliver the highest quality care and education for all children to achieve and maintain an Outstanding Ofsted judgement.  
  • Any other duties deemed suitable by the Nursery Manager. 

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

You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In-house induction training (with all nursery staff including, data protections, safeguarding children and young people, fire safety)
  • First Aid Training
  • In-house training on all company policies and procedures.
  • Apprenticeship Standard in Production Chef Level 2
  • Location of training will be in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Employment and progression within the organisation may be possible upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience, Accurate


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Willing to work between the hours of 7:30 – 18:00 in line with needs of nursery provision. What experience do you have of childcare? What are your interests?

About the employer

The village will be a space for all the community, acting as home to a wide range of sports, education, training, hospitality and childcare facilities. The outdoor sports activity area is open currently, and the main building will open later this year providing space for children, young people, families and businesses.


YMCA Newark & Sherwood


YMCA Newark & Sherwood

Community & Activity Village

Lord Hawke Way

NG24 4FH

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Training provider



Learner Engagement Team


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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