Nursery Assistant Apprentice Little Acorns Day Nursery

We are looking to hire an apprentice at our setting who is passionate about early years/childcare. 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, to work as part of our team and provide quality childcare for children aged 0-5years.

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2024

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

    Shifts will be between the hours of 7.15am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Teaching and learning the children
  • Support at meal times
  • Nappy changing/ toileting
  • General house keeping duties

We follow the early year foundation stage curriculum and the birth to 5 years document therefore it is useful to become familiar with those documents as the apprenticeship moves along.

An apprentice is a valued member of our team and therefore we expect the role to be taken seriously. Good communication with staff, children and the rest of the team is important.

The training you will be getting

  • You will be expected to work towards the Level 3 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent Job for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C - 9/A) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C - 9/A) Essential

About the employer

Independently run, Little Acorns Day Nursery has been giving children a supportive home away from home for 20+ 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


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Hannah Donald

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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