Apprentice Nursery Assistant Donna's Daycare

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, reliable, patient individual who wants to work as part of a friendly team. Personality is more important than academic qualifications! We have a very friendly King Charles spaniel, so love of animals is a must. Must be 18 years or older (due to Ofsted ratio rules).

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Closing date: 31 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

    8am-5pm Monday to Thursday. 1 hour lunch. The position is term-time only with Minimum of 32 Hours per week, during Derbyshire school term time. Additional hours during School holidays may be available if required.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Meet and greet children.
  • Breakfast supervision - serving/clearing.
  • Setting up activities for the day.
  • School runs - Pick up and drop off.
  • Supervise children - groups and individuals.
  • Toileting and nappy changes.
  • After school club duties.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner.

Apprentices who have not achieved the equivalent of level 2 qualifications 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 Trainor 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 activites 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

Progression onto the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship. A permanent role at Donna's Daycare.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Friendly, Approachable, Team Player


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

At Donna's Daycare we aim to provide the appropriate environment to enable those in my care to become confident children who can think creatively and critically and making effective relationships with others and who have a love of life. We are a small, friendly home-based childcare setting. Working primarily on 1:3 ration for children within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) We look after children from 9 months to 11 years.


Donna's Daycare





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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


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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