We are seeking an apprentice nursery nurse to join our team and progress with their level 2. As the nursery has their own unique approach to education full in-house training will be provided. There will be opportunity to work with all age groups in a close team environment and small groups.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage up to £250.00 per week (36 hours) Bonus for completion of qualification. Opportunity of a pay rise twice yearly.

    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

    36 hours over Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Welcoming parents, children and visitors.
  • Caring for all children in the nursery.
  • Setting up activities and supporting children's involvement in activities.
  • Assisting children at meal and snack times.
  • Supporting children at nap times.
  • Following all nursery policies and procedures including safeguarding of the setting and health & safety of the children's environment.

The training you will be getting

  • Early years practitioner Level 2 (GCSE)
  • Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 in maths and English, will need to achieve level 1 functional skills in these and work towards level 2 functional skills.
  • Apprentices will be allocated a Trainer Assessor and training will be planned and delivered in conjunction with the employer to meet the individual needs of the apprentice.
  • The apprentice will spend 20% of their working hours in off the job activities and training. 
  • On the job and off the job training will be delivered in the workplace.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship course, there may be the opportunity of securing a permanent full-time position at the nursery.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9) Essential

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to our location for the start times above?

About the employer

The Poplars Private Nursery has been established since 1993 by Suzanne Sladen the Head Teacher and Proprietor. The nursery provides care and education for children aged six weeks to eight years and it is essential that we provide the best quality service not only to the children, but to parents and staff.







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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


Ellie Griffin

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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