Apprentice Nursery Assistant HARDINGSTONE DAY NURSERY LTD

As a Level 2 Apprentice Nursery Assistant you will have the opportunity to work with all ages over the duration of the course, from babies up to pre-school aged children. Our qualified staff are experienced in supporting apprentices day to day, ensuring you are given the best opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge to kick start your career in childcare. Duties include: adhering to all policies and procedures and working as part of a team.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Plus a monthly attendance bonus

    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

    30-40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Working as part of a team
  • Playing with children helping them to learn and develop
  • Building effective relationships with children, staff and parents
  • Activity preparation and implementation
  • Cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Logging records of care diaries
  • Supervision of meals and mealtimes
  • Laundry duties.

The training you will be getting

  • Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard 
  • 1 day a week training at Northampton College, Booth Lane, NN3 3RF.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Good work ethic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Excellent attendance is important Ability to receive feedback in a positive manner, and respond appropriately

About the employer

Hardingstone Day Nursery is an Ofsted registered private day nursery with over 25 years’ experience. We care for babies from 6 months old to 5 years and offer a variety of sessions. We firmly believe that all children deserve the very best experience and opportunities in their early years and our dedicated staff team strive to offer this to all children and their families.








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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


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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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