Nursery Nurse Apprentice Little Acorns Day Nursery

This role would suit somebody who is dedicated to gaining a qualification in childcare, somebody who is willing to learn on the job whilst training with children aged 0-5years. Duties include supporting children at mealtimes and providing stimulating activities considering children's abilities, interests, language and cultural backgrounds.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - alternate weeks of lates and earlies. One week starting at 7.15am and one week finishing at 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Be part of a team that provides a purposeful, stimulating environment that is rich in learning opportunities, both indoors and outdoors.

Your role will include: 

  • Promote H&S & well-being of children
  • Support child development; teaching, learning & play
  • Provide stimulating activities taking into account children's abilities, interests, language & cultural backgrounds
  • Be a role model & be able to showcase high quality practice with regards to individual & group work
  • Preparation of snacks, clean equipment, putting bins out etc
  • Support children at mealtimes & with care routines e.g., nappy changing & sleep times
  • Build healthy bonds with children & families 

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

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Early Years Educator Level 3 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 which is an integral part of your apprenticeship
  • Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications including First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once apprenticeship is successfully completed the hope would be to progress to securing a permanent position within the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Independently run, Little Acorns Day Nursery has been giving children a supportive home away from home for 25 years. Located in Chesterfield, we are based in a purpose built nursery located just 5 minutes away from the town centre!


Little Acorns Day Nursery




S40 4AA

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Training provider



Hannah Donald


Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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