Nursery Nurse Apprentice The Scraptoft Day Nursery

As a Nursery Practitioner, you will be responsible for ensuring the highest level of care and education for all children. Ensuring the individual needs of the children are identified and met. Along with building positive working relationships with the children, staff, parents and carers.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    You will be working a day shift – Monday - Friday between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Helping to set up activities for the children
  • Supporting children to engage in activities and participate with others
  • Supporting children at mealtimes and assisting with eating and drinking
  • Getting involved in creative and messy play with the children
  • Helping children to sing, read, count and join in with imaginative play
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times
  • Helping to plan activities and games
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished
  • Any other duties requested by the manager

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

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Learning via monthly Tutor led workshops (a combination of face to face & live, virtual sessions)
  • Self-led study (assignments, worksheets, projects) and blending learning &  development activities, all, within the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • As with any apprenticeship opportunity - if you prove yourself to be a valuable member of the team there is a strong chance of a permanent post within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

As an Apprentice, you will be employed, just like anyone else in the organisation, the difference is that you will be studying towards a qualification, whilst you work. You’ll spend a minimum of 6 hours a week (of your total working hours) in a number of different training, learning & development activities that all develop your knowledge, skills & behaviours in line with your apprenticeship qualification. These will include (for example) staff meetings, online courses, shadowing other team members, as well as a monthly study workshop) basically a lesson, with your Tutor, lasting for 2-3 hours, during which you will be taught a particular subject / topic / module. Please NOTE: your lesson is delivered REMOTELY, and so there is no requirement for you to attend any other location other than your place of work. Any work that you are set within this session is then expected to be complete for the next month’s session. You will be given time each week to do this within your working day - so NO homework!! This will all prepare you for your End Point Assessment (EPA) once you have completed all the learning required. As CT Skills is a Training Provider, all our vacancies are for immediate start (NOT September!) so please consider this when you are applying. Things to consider: Your application via The Government Apprenticeship website, is the 1st stage of CT Skills’ (Training Provider) Apprenticeship Application Process. If your application is shown as ‘successful’ this means that you have passed the first stage of our application process and will receive an email requesting your latest CV from a member of our recruitment team. You will need to check your emails and junk/spam folder for this. Once we have received your CV, you will be contacted by a member of our team to take your application further.

About the employer

The Scraptoft Day Nursery offers a homely, calm and stimulating environment for the children to learn and develop. The classrooms are bright, spacious and include a wide variety of resources and equipment which are developmentally appropriate offering the opportunity for play and exploration. We actively encourage learning through play and support children to become confident and independent learners. Our professional staff team are experienced, fully trained and qualified to look after children from 6 weeks up to 5 years in a nurturing, happy and fun environment. We strive to support the needs of each individual child, ensuring they receive the right level of learning and stimulation for their development stage and wellbeing. Our staff team establish excellent relationships with parents and work in partnership to support the children to reach their full potential.


The Scraptoft Day Nursery


373 Scraptoft Lane




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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