Apprentice Nursery Assistant PHOENIX PARK NURSERY LTD

As an Apprentice, you will work across all rooms, from the babies to the pre-schoolers, so you will gain a variety of different skills and experiences. Role will include supporting children with learning activities, helping with personal care such as nappy changes, supporting and supervising children during meal times, and more.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 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

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC, between 7.30am and 6.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping to set up activities for 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 children
  • Helping children to read, sing, count and join in with imaginative play
  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times
  • Helping to plan activities and games
  • Carrying out observations with qualified staff
  • Learning how to communicate with parents and guardians
  • Tidying away after an activity is finished
  • Making sure children feel safe, loved, happy and content
  • Any other duties as requested by your manager

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Level 2 (an industry recognised Qualification) delivered via monthly Tutor-led workshops (a combination of face to face and live, virtual 2-3 hour sessions), self-led study (assignments, worksheets, projects) and blended learning and development activities, all, within the workplace
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your 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 full-time post within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confident, Caring, Time keeping skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

How does an Apprenticeship work? 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

Welcome to Phoenix Park Nursery and Pre-School where we provide childcare and excellent learning opportunities for children aged between 6 weeks and 8 years of age. We are a family-run nursery situated in the Nuthall area of Nottingham that offers a home-from-home environment for our guests. Phoenix Park Nursery invites all children and parents to join our adventures and become part of our extended family. It is our aim to provide a friendly and child-centered approach to childcare and learning in a professional and stimulating environment. Our children’s nursery is securely located within a modern building and is purpose-designed and furbished. This means we can provide a wonderful setting with high-spec finishes and all the ‘mod cons. There is a large outdoor area that gives the children the opportunity to extend their learning in a multitude of ways; from exploring our mud kitchen to growing our own fruit and vegetables. It also means children are given time to discover their own interests and skills. At Phoenix Park Nursery, we pride ourselves on having a premium childcare setting and offering the best childcare, learning experience, and play time for all children. Our qualified staff will always go the extra mile to make sure that the children’s creativity and imagination are fostered and embraced, capturing the magic of childhood and improving their learning through play and natural experiences.




85 Smithurst Road

NG16 2UD

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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



Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form and of course attach your CV. This will give us the best chance of being able to contact you. Your CV should be a word document or pdf that we will be able to edit if we decide to take your application further- not an image.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024