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Apprentice Nursery Nurse The Sheffield College

In search for a bright and enthusiastic apprentice to join our lovely team at City Nursery to provide a systematic learning process for new entrants to obtain job training under close and frequent supervision in order to develop the ability to perform the whole range of Nursery worker tasks.

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    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

    Hours will be split across Monday- Friday, 7:45am - 6:00pm, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that high standards of care are provided
  • Promote and create an educationally stimulating environment in accordance with Every Child Matters and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, all development areas: Physical, Cognitive, Emotional and Social
  • Respond to the individual needs of the children accepted into the Nursery
  • Supervise the children arriving/leaving the Nursery
  • Prepare and clear up the Nursery area
  • Ensure, through the Area Nursery Manager/Nursery Coordinator, that adequate stocks of materials exist
  • Undertake a Paediatric First Aid qualification and once qualified undertake duties within the Nursery approved code of practice
  • Contribute to the planning and development of activities
  • Gain experience of undertaking and maintaining records as required by Ofsted Registration legislation
  • Collect and record the taking of refreshment monies
  • Maintain in good order all toys and equipment
  • Liaise with staff and parents as appropriate to provide an effective service
  • Develop excellent communications and relationships with children, parents and staff
  • Undertake all appropriate training and staff development activity in accordance with a planned programme of development for the post
  • Ensure that all relevant work activities underpin the College’s commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Operate within the College’s equal opportunities framework to achieve College targets and establish parity of esteem

Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be determined after negotiation between management, the post holder and appropriate Trade Unions.

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

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship standard:

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • End Point Assessment
  • Including 1 day per week at college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibility of a full-time job.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 4x GCSE including English Language and Maths (Grade GCSE A*-D/3) Essential

Things to consider

We are also happy to consider applications from candidates who already hold a L2 qualification and wish to progress to L3.

About the employer

City Nursery provides childcare to all parents who live, work or study within the wider community. City Nursery has three separate play rooms for children: Yellow Room, for children aged 6 months to 2 years Blue Room, for children 2 – 3 years Red Room, for children 3 – 5 years As well as a sensory room for children for small groups or just to spend some quiet time. We also have a children’s library for you to borrow books from. Here at City Nursery, we respect your child’s age stage and celebrate their development, and move through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) as and when they are ready. Their 'Key Person' will plan lots of fun activities for them, based on their individual needs. All staff are highly qualified and experienced and are supported by an early years professional who takes responsibility for leading and managing play, care and learning.


The Sheffield College


Granville Road


South Yorkshire

S2 2RL

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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