Apprentice Nursery Nurse FIRST CLASS DAY NURSERY LTD

The apprenticeship is a steppingstone into the world of childcare. Suitable for applicants with no previous experience. You will assist with observations and recording of children’s progress, looking for progression and continuity, be aware of the importance of each individual child’s background and culture and work well with staff and parents.

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Closing date: 06 May 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 to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To be a reliable member of a team, to work co - operatively and with flexibility
  • To assist in a ‘key person’ system as directed and take special interest in a specified number of children
  • To be an enabler and assist with careful planning and organisation of play settings, both formal and informal to provide for and extend learning
  • To assist with observations and recording of children’s progress, looking for progression and continuity
  • To be aware of the importance of each individual child’s background and culture and to be able to work with children, staff, and parents in accordance with the Nursery’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To make parents/guardians feel welcome, encouraging them to participate in their child’s development
  • To keep up to date on new developments in childcare (through training)
  • To undertake shared responsibility for health, safety, and cleanliness throughout the nursery
  • To assist in the preparing of snacks and meals, ensuring the children receive an adequate, nutritional and well-balanced variety in their diet
  • To attend parent’s events, be involved in fundraising events and assist with the promotion of the nursery
  • To maintain their continuous professional development
  • To follow the nursery uniform policy
  • To know the nursery ‘safeguarding policies and act accordingly within them 
  • To attend all training the nursery deems fit

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner as well as Functional skills if applicable
  • Training is delivered at the workplace
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To continue onto Level 3 if a position is available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C or 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to be willing to work shift patterns. You will need to complete the necessary training. i.e. Safeguarding - provided by the nursery.

About the employer

100-day place Nursery with 30-40 members of staff a week working different shifts. 6 rooms from the age of 3 months to 8 years old.







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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


Elizabeth Richards


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

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