Apprentice Nursery Nurse Nursery Rhymes Day Nursery

To have a lead role for a nominated group of children planning and implementing appropriate activities. Providing a safe and stimulating environment for children in Nursery.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60 to £14,820.00

    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

    Working 5 days per week, 6 hours a day, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Ensure environment & equipment are safe, cleaning of toys & equipment
  • Assure risk assessments are undertaken
  • Personal safety within the Nursery
  • COSHH requirements are complied with


  • Ensure a high standard of children’s individual needs
  • Plan & implement the EYFS of learning
  • Record,assess a child's development & parents are given correct and meaningful information about their child
  • Ensure special needs of children are met & liase with Nursery SENCO

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage and gain valuable work experience. You will be expected to work towards the Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to level 3 and/or permanent role upon successful completion of apprenticeship for the right person. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Smart Appearance, Sociable, Ability to listen, Responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C or Above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C or Above) Desired
Other First Aid Certificate (Grade Pass) Desired
Other Food Hygiene Certificate (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Must enjoy being with children and have an understanding of children’s needs and behaviours. Be a good role model and have the ability to set appropriate limits for children and to help children respect, people of different race, ability, gender, religion, and culture.

About the employer

Nursery Rhymes Day Nursery has been established as a nursery in Chesterfield for over 20 years, providing quality care for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. The Nursery staff maintains close relationships with children and families. The children are based in small groups to provide appropriate care and stimulation.


Nursery Rhymes Day Nursery




S41 9DX

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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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