Nursery Apprentice The City of Liverpool College

The college is looking for an Apprentice to join their brilliant team! They have their own onsite nursery in the Arts Centre building. The facility is Ofsted (Grade 2 Good) registered for babies and children aged 4 months to 4 years. The main purpose of this role is to deliver high quality childcare & work as part of the long standing nursery team.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16,812 pro rata for 35 hours, 39 weeks contract (term time only)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday term time only The Apprentice will work a 7 hour day with an hour for lunch. Our hours of operation are 8.30-5.30 Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The post holder will be trained to support the daily running and administration of the nursery, adhering to The City of Liverpool College policies and procedures. Accountabilities and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To work within the staff: child ratios, to a professional level that meets the required standards and conditions of registration.
  • To actively participate in the delivery of flexible and innovative, high-quality childcare that it tailored to meet the needs of our learners.
  • To contribute to the construction and delivery of a fully inclusive, integrated curriculum adhering to the principles of the EYFS.
  • Partake in supervision arrangements, staff meetings, discussions and peer observations. Assisting the leadership team by taking the minutes when asked, to ensure accurate records of such meetings are kept. 
  • To act as a key person to a designated group of children, observing, planning and recording each child’s development and in line with the EYFS statutory framework.
  • Ensure the personalised learning and development package devised for each key child is tailored to meet their individual needs.
  • Assist with claims for free entitlement hours as requested and support parents to complete a claim form.
  • Assist in the purchasing of consumables for the nursery, as required and ensure adequate supplies are maintained.
  • Be responsible for accurate completion of, and monitoring of attendance registers.
  • Contribute as required, to any Ofsted inspection.
  • Ensure the health and safety, security and welfare of children, staff, students and visitors.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Year Practitioner Level 2
  • You will complete 6 hours off the job training each week, which will take place at Tree Tots Nursery
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The team is growing and they have practitioners, deputy managers and service manager roles within the team structure so there are opportunities to progress 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Willing to learn, Time management, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

This role is based within an FE College campus, and is a term time only role

About the employer

The City of Liverpool College are a general further education college with over 10,000 students studying pre-entry to degree level qualifications across 5 sites in Liverpool City Centre.


The City of Liverpool College


Liverpool Community College

9 Myrtle Street


L7 7JA

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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

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