Nursery Apprentice Little Explorers Day Nursery

We are looking for someone new to join our team to work in our younger room with our youngest children. We care for children aged 0 - 5 years across the nursery and they are constantly developing. We are looking for someone that is up-beat, looking for a new challenge and someone with a passion to create the best start for our children.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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

    The nursery is open Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 6.00pm. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with the team to  plan and prepare activities, to meet children’s individual needs, liaising with parents and negotiating working targets ensuring effective communication within the nursery
  • Keeping of development records and observations
  • Positive management of children's behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate preparation of babies bottles
  • Laundry duties
  • Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Nursery Manager
  • Participating in regular parents' evenings, publicity, open weekends and children's outings
  • Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Nursery Manager and Area Manager

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

You will work towards the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification. You will be visited by your dedicated assessor at the workplace on a monthly basis.  Apprentices will also attend monthly online tutorial sessions.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of advanced level apprenticeship and progression in the business. This opportunity will provide the right person with excellent skills for future opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Little Explorers is part of Aigburth Training Opportunities, a registered charity. The nursery is based within Liverpool's Knowledge Quarter, and provides a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring intellectual, physical, language and communication, creative, social and emotional development. We pride ourselves on our multi-cultural ethos.


Little Explorers Day Nursery





L3 5TL

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Training provider



Tammy Timmins


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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