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 Level 2 Nursery Apprentice to join their team. Work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2023

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

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • 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

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 Level 2 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

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

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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